Bill Clinton is in a unique position to offer President Trump advice on impeachment and he actually offered some sold tactics today on CNN.
Look, the Senate will not convict and Clinton knew the same during his impeachment hearings and trial.
So, Bill went about his business and had his attack dogs attack.
Now, Trump likes to be his own best attack dog, but otherwise, Trump has some legislative wins on the horizon he can run up the score with.
Pelosi today said passage of the New NAFAT is imminent. From The Hill:
“My message would be, look, you got hired to do a job,” Clinton said during a phone interview with CNN. “You don’t get the days back you blow off. Every day is an opportunity to make something good happen.
“And I would say, ‘I’ve got lawyers and staff people handling this impeachment inquiry, and they should just have at it,’” he continued. “Meanwhile, I’m going to work for the American people. That’s what I would do.”
While Clinton managed to approve legislation and work through an agenda throughout his impeachment process, Trump has said multiple times he will not work with Congress while the Democratic-controlled lower chamber investigates him.
That posture has thrown into jeopardy the president’s efforts to pass a trade deal and approve legislation to lower drug pricing, among other items.
Clinton phoned in to CNN on Thursday to discuss a shooting at a southern California high school that left two dead and multiple people injured.
The incident is the latest in a string of school shootings that have unfolded with increasing regularity in recent years.
The former president signed off on an assault weapons ban in 1994 that has since expired, and he was critical of Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration for failing to address the surge in mass shootings.
“I mean, I think what happened was — [Trump] did indicate a couple times he might go along with this and then obviously the gun lobby got ahold of him and pulled him back,” Clinton said.
“But at some point, you know, denial is no longer an option. And Congress is basically in denial of the consequences of doing nothing. Or at least the people who are opposed to it.”