US President Donald Trump will survive the ongoing impeachment push in the Congress, says an American analyst, arguing that the Republican head of state would lost much of his support in the process.
Myles Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate, said Sunday that while support for impeachment would remain around 50-50 percent for the time being, it will soon start to change once the public hearings began.
Democrats over the past few weeks have been holding impeachment hearings in private after a whistle-blower in the US intelligence community revealed to Congress that Trump tried to smear his possible 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden by pressuring Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to hand over dirt over his business dealings in the country.
A recent poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal revealed Sunday that 49 percent of Americans wanted Trump impeached and removed, while 46 percent remain opposed to the idea.
After facing pressure by Republicans, the Democrats in the House of Representatives brought a resolution to the floor to go public with the impeachment and won the vote.
“As soon as the testimony and hearings become public, more and more wavering Americans and independents will likely come around to support impeachment, and maybe even a substantial number of Republicans,” Hoenig said