Which is not insignificant! But it is well short of the sort of avalanche of calls for impeachment that some Democrats — particularly liberals — had hoped to see in the aftermath of Mueller’s testimony. That hope was based on the idea that hearing the former special counsel elucidate the findings of his 448-page report would drive home — to members of Congress and their constituents — the depth and breadth of Trump’s wrongdoing, triggering a dam-breaking series of impeachment calls.
But Mueller’s presentation during his testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees was significantly short of the sort of tour de force that would have compelled members on the fence to jump off en masse in favor of impeachment.
That only a few members joined those calls speaks to the lack of convincing that Mueller’s testimony did.
That’s right. Mueller’s testimony was not a bombshell. It was much closer to a bust — at least when it came to generating momentum for impeachment.
The Point: The 2020 election was always the best (and maybe only) way Democrats were ever going to remove Trump. That seems even more clear with the Mueller testimony in the rearview mirror.