Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) delivers an end of the year message warning Democrats that impeachment has "greatly increased" the likelihood that President Trump will win a second term and that the House of Representatives will turn Republican.
REP. TULSI GABBARD (D-HI), DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. But the real question is how many of you do not want that to be Donald Trump? I definitely don't. But unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood that Donald Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years.
We all know that Trump is not going to be found guilty and removed from office by the U.S. Senate. It's not going to happen. Second, the impeachment, in my view, will actually increase his support among voters and it's going to make him harder to defeat.
Furthermore, the House impeachment has increased the likelihood that Republicans will take over the House of Representatives, so I'm really concerned that because of this House impeachment that we will end up not only with Donald Trump as president from 2020 to 2024, we'll actually end up with a Republican-controlled Senate and a Republican-controlled House. This is going to be a disaster for our country. I know that we can beat in 2020. But our sights must be set on a higher goal than just defeating Trump.