Democrats and the media have drooled over the prospect of impeaching Donald Trump.
Now they took one step closer to their goal.
And what just happened is very bad news for Donald Trump.
Swamp creature and establishment Republican Ed Gillespie was blown out in the Virginia Gubernatorial election.
Gillespie refused to campaign with Trump and tried to distance himself from Trump’s America First agenda.
In an increasingly blue state, Gillespie needed every Trump voter fired up to head to the polls.
But Gillespie – like establishment Republicans in Congress – pretended to support Trump while actively wishing he would just go away.
After Gillespie’s defeat, Trump tweeted that it was because Gillespie did not completely embrace Trump or his nationalist agenda.
Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
Now there is a rising danger that Congressional Republicans – who have fought Trump’s agenda at every turn and have put most of their efforts into investigating him over the fake news Russia collusion story – have put their majorities in play.
Bottom line takeaway from tonight's VA GOP massacre: get used to the idea of "Speaker Nancy Pelosi" come January 2019 unless something radical changes.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 8, 2017
If Democrats win the House, their voters will demand they begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.
If Republicans want to hang on to their majorities, they must give their voters a reason to show up in November 2018.
And that means passing Donald Trump’s agenda.
They need to fund the wall, restrict immigration, repeal Obamacare and cut taxes.
Republicans have instead spent the last few months trying to bailout insurance companies and grant amnesty to illegal aliens after Trump rescinded Obama’s illegal DACA scheme.
When Trump first took office, and it looked like the party was fighting to pass his agenda, Republicans swept all four contested special elections.
But if establishment Republicans continue to dither and fight Trump’s America First agenda, Virginia will be a preview of the blue wave that will sweep America in 2018.