Former Vice President Al Gore to @JonKarl on impeachment proceedings: “My own view is that not seeking accountability for what appear to be credible allegations that crimes were committed —meaningful crimes – runs the risk of normalizing that behavior” https://t.co/4fuGffHI12 pic.twitter.com/Sr4BL1LWfu
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 11, 2019
Courtesy of Mediaite:
Former Vice President Al Gore talked climate change during his appearance on ABC’s This Week today, but Jon Karl asked him about his take on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.
As Karl remarked, “You saw impeachment up close. Very close.”
Gore said he supports the action House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler is taking in gathering evidence and opening an inquiry:
“My own view is that not seeking accountability for what appear to be credible allegations that crimes were committed — meaningful crimes — runs the risk of normalizing that behavior.”
I know that Al “Should have been President” Gore is not typically on anybody’s radar anymore, but as a a guy who, like Hillary Clinton, had an election stolen away from him, and who witnessed first hand an impeachment process, I think his opinion on this matter carries a lot of weight.
Al Gore is by any standard a man who carefully considers what he will do next at any given moment.
That made him appear to be overly careful and even a little boring at times but it also means that he never jumps to a comclusion or reacts in a rash or impetus manner.
For Gore to sign on to the idea of impeachment sends the signal that Democrats are not jumping the gun on this and that in fact it is the proper response to Donald Trump and his criminal activities.