The Democrats are split whether to bring impeachment charges against Trump. Some say impeach and others say hold investigations, but let the election defeat Trump.
Argument for Impeach:
It is obvious that the House would vote to impeach, but the impeachment would never pass the Republican controlled Senate. However, not to bring charges of impeachment would set a precedence for future Presidents to defy congress: to refuse subpoenas, circumvent the law, and behave outrageously. Not to bring articles of impeachment for obvious Presidential corruption is a dereliction of duty. Even though the Republican Senators would back the President; their individual vote could be touted to defeat them at their next election. Lastly, there is no guarantee that Trump will not be reelected for a second term if allowed to run again.
Argument against impeachment:
The public is tired of the constant outrage against a President that according to Robert Mueller did not conspire with the Russians to corrupt the 2016 election. To continue with attacks to remove the President would be seen as partisan and turn off many of the voting independents, possibly costing the Democrats the next election. We are too close to the next election and since the impeachment would die in the Senate, the Republicans could run on the mantra that Trump was the object of a ‘witch hunt’ and that since Democrats could not impeached him, he is vindicated of all charges.
Democrats are pussies. Republicans would not hesitate to bring impeachment proceedings against a Democrat President on the flimsiest of charges, and would control every news cycle with their outrage.
Democrats are always too concerned about ‘friends across the aisle,’ the perception of over reacting, political correctness and retaliation by Republicans; so they hesitate and hold hearing, and hope the situation resolves itself.
Not to impeachment a President that has violated his oath of office numerous times and behaves outrageously, even though you know it will die in the Senate, is a dereliction of duty. Not to hold this president accountable relinquishes oversight control of Congress to the Executive and invest the Executive branch with powers that move this country toward dictatorial government.
The rule of law, that no one is above the law and our Constitutional government is at stake.