In an interview with the CBC this Monday, historian Allan Lichtman suggested that if President Trump were to be successfully impeached, Vice President Mike Pence shouldn’t be the one to take his place.
According to Lichtman, who has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1984, Pence has been getting a pass from the media regarding the culture of lies that permeates throughout the Trump administration.
“The media has given Mike Pence a huge pass,” Licthman said. “He lied about [former national security adviser Michael Flynn], he lied about the reasons why Comey was fired, and the media says he was misled. We don’t know that he was misled, that’s a supposition on the part of the media. In fact, maybe he was part of this whole operation right from the start, and maybe he’s in it as deeply as Donald Trump — we do not know, and an impeachment investigation needs to look at Mr. Pence, as well.”
He went on to point out that Trump’s admission that he was solely responsible for firing Comey suggests that he’s guilty of obstructing justice.
“That’s at least borderline obstruction of justice,” Lichtman said. “Add to that the fact that the White House pretty transparently conspired earlier with Rep. [Devin Nunes] to derail the House investigation into possible Russian collusion. Putting it all together, and you’ve got a probable cause case for obstruction of justice — and there’s only one way of dealing with that, constitutionally.”
“If Democrats stand firm, it would only take some two dozen Republicans to shift — that’s just 10 percent of Republicans in the House,” he said.
Watch the full interview in the video below: