Tyler wasn’t the Whig’s William Henry Harrison, and the Whig’s hated that.
All but one of Harrison’s previous cabinet officials resigned from office after Tyler’s surge to the presidency. Impeachment talks grew over the years from the Whig opposition, and in 1843 the Whigs unsuccessfully tried to impeach Tyler. The Whigs were purely political in their goal because President Tyler committed no offense. The Whigs simply disagreed with Tyler on the issues, and you can’t impeach somebody simply because you disagree with them.
History is repeating itself with the presidency of Donald Trump.
The race was all but over before it began in 2016. Hillary Clinton would win in an electoral landslide and the democrats would regain the senate, or so the media pundits said. Then came November 8th, where Republican Donald Trump won the presidency by 72 electoral votes and the Republicans kept the senate and the house.
The democrats were furious. Impeachment talks began even before Trump’s presidency. The idea was that Hillary Clinton lost because of the Russians, and that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.
The political illiteracy began.
Saying that Russia “hacked” the 2016 Presidential election is misleading at best. The statement sounds as if the Russian’s hacked into the ballot box and changed people’s votes. The Russian’s may have hacked into the DNC, but that incident’s impact was almost worse for Trump than it was for Hillary. The reason that the hacking of the DNC was worse for Trump was because it caused the media to, without evidence, blame the Trump campaign on telling the Kremlin to hack the DNC.
Nonetheless the 2016 election loss was devastating to the democrats, and now their focusing on winning the 2018 midterm election.
To win an election you need appeal, and the democrats have a very politically unsubstantial plan to persuade the public that the President is a criminal.
The firing of James Comey on May 9th, 2017 was perhaps the most political moment since the media started covering Trump. James Comey had a dismal favorability that was mildly nauseating at just 17% (1). Additionally both democrats and republicans hated him, with the Clinton investigation causing both sides to shake their heads. When the actual firing came however, there was no rejoice or relief, but rather the democrats (led by Chuck Schumer) went into crisis mode.
They shouted that the timing was suspicious and that it proved that Trump has been colluding with Russia. They cited that Comey had requested more funds from the Justice Department for the Russia investigation (he hadn’t). They later (once Comey’s unclear memo was leaked to the New York Times) said that Trump obstructed justice by asking Comey to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying.
Even if Trump did ask Comey to stop Flynn’s investigation he still wouldn’t have obstructed justice. The President of the United States can end any investigation that he so wishes as long as that investigation isn’t pertaining to him, and Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying investigation definitely doesn’t have to do with him.
Still the historical and political illiterates cry for Trump’s impeachment. They have not an inch of real conclusive evidence, nor do they care. The democrat’s impeachment attempt on Trump is purely political.
Clearly history is repeating itself once again. Trump is being politically tried just as John Tyler was in 1843 (2).