Trump Urged To Save Face And Resign Ahead Of Impeachment Vote
House Democrats are expected to vote on articles of impeachment against the president on Wednesday, but some on social media are urging President Donald Trump to follow Richard Nixon’s lead and resign before his impeachment becomes official.
Newsweek reported that Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin tweeted on Tuesday night that Trump can still save face by resigning office before the impeachment vote takes place — appealing to the president’s vanity in the process.
"You can still stop your impeachment from happening,” Dworkin tweeted. "All you have to do is resign."
"And I bet if you tweeted out your resignation, it would be the most shared tweet of all time," Dworkin added. "Wouldn't that be worth it? Think of all the retweets and likes. Do it.”
Dworkin told Newsweek that resigning would be “the smartest move” Trump could make at this juncture if he wants to spare “his family, his future and his name.”
But he does not believe Trump will take his advice. "He's just got so much control over the situation right now," Dworkin said. If Trump were to resign, "he loses control and every power he has...I don't see him giving that up."
So far, Trump has made no indication that resigning is on his radar. On Tuesday, the president sent an unhinged letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisting the impeachment is unconstitutional and a total farce.
"I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by the Democrats in the House of Representatives," the letter said. "This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history."
The House is expected to debate two articles of impeachment on Wednesday — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.