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Impeachment is a journey into the political unknown

Despite this, leaders sometimes need to move beyond making political cost-benefit calculations and hope that the people will eventually join them in the pursuit of protecting their principles

Protesters at the US Capitol building during the People's Rally for Impeachment on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Sept 26. At this stage, it does seem that while more Americans are now supporting impeaching the president, the country remains divided over the issue.

"Don't start a war you know you're going to lose," advised the fictional American President Frank Underwood (played by actor Kevin Spacey) in the HBO television series, House of Cards. To which one could respond: "And what do you do if you are not sure if you're going to win or lose?"


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