"I think [impeaching Trump] would be a catastrophic mistake," warned outspoken conservative, and Fox News contributor, Charles Krauthammer, noting that there's no evidence Trump has committed any crime.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 4, 2017
As The Hill reports, Krauthammer stressed that he doesn't defend Trump, but only thinks that impeachment is a mistake.
"Again, I think he's unfit," Krauthammer said, "but that's not the grounds for removal."
"I don’t think he’s very well fit for the presidency. But fitness is not a reason for impeachment and removal."
Crucially, Krauthammer notes, as demonstrated by last night's rally in West Virginia…
Trump's base is still firmly behind him and worries "I think we’re really headed into very choppy and dangerous constitutional waters"
“Here’s a guy whose numbers are down in the 30s,” Krauthammer said on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“He’s got this grand jury, reports of a grand jury being convened, he’s got the walls kind of closing in on him in Washington. And here he’s going out into the country and saying ‘These are my people. These are real people. Forget about the numbers. Forget about the chatter in Washington. Forget about the stories about Russia – which he spent a lot of time on – but I represent a huge constituency of tremendous support and enthusiasm.’”
Townhall notes that Krauthammer then stressed the importance of our democratic process.
“Again, I think he’s unfit but that’s not the grounds for removal,” Krauthammer said.
“What it means is, if you think a man is unfit, you vote against him. But you don’t remove him from office and that’s where I’m afraid we are headed given the forces that are surrounding the president. I just hope that cooler heads prevail. There will be another election – there always are – people can make their choices."
With a final ominous warning to the Left…
“I think this appearance that he did in West Virginia tonight is a way of saying my numbers may be down but I command a formidable army.”