‘UpFront’: Moore advocates cautious approach to impeaching Trump if Dems win House

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said she is certain that Democrats will win control of the House in November, but she advocated for a cautious approach to the possible impeachment of President Trump.

“I am absolutely certain, as certain as certain can be, that we’re going to see a takeover of the House,” she said Sunday on “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.

“Whether that margin is by two or three seats, or whether it’s by 20 seats, is where the issue lies,” she said.

Moore said the country is looking to Democrats to put a check on Trump.

“The Republican majority in both houses don’t seem to want to put a check on the presidency of Donald Trump,” she said.

Gousha asked her if Democrats should be talking about impeachment in the run-up to the November election.

“Impeachment is a political act, and it really takes two sides to do it,” she said. “I can’t impeach him by myself. I don’t think Democrats can impeach him, even if we were in the majority. You’ve got to bring the country along.”

Moore said she is willing to wait for the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“I think on a practical basis, the country has got to be convinced, before we overturn the results of an election, the country has to be there with us,” she said.

In another segment, Phil Anderson, the Libertarian candidate for governor, said his message of smaller government and more local control is resonating with people, and that’s part of the reason he drew 6 percent support in the most recent Marquette Law School poll.

“Especially in the face of two candidates that I’m running against, Scott Walker and Tony Evers, who seem to be for a lot of power and control in Madison, and people resist that, they see the corruption in that,” Anderson said.

Anderson, a real estate broker from Madison, said the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is trying to “protect its clients” by excluding him and other third-party candidates from debates.

Anderson said the WBA has a “conflict of interest” in setting financial criteria for candidates to qualify for debates.

The WBA’s member television and radio stations “have a great financial benefit for arranging the system so that Republicans and Democrats aren’t challenged by people that have thoughtful responses,” Anderson said.

Anderson also said he supports the legalization of recreational marijuana, noting the multiple county referenda on the question.

“It’s really important not just for people to have the personal freedom to consume what they want, which I support, but it’s also the first step toward real criminal justice reform in Wisconsin,” he said.

Also on the program, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, discussed the long-term impact of Foxconn on the state’s economy.

He said Foxconn is “really sinking their roots into Wisconsin in a much deeper way, in a much more futuristic way” with a partnership with UW-Madison, and a venture capital fund in Milwaukee.

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