Articles of impeachment for Mr Trump have already been introduced in the US House, with little effect. Representative Al Green forced a vote on his articles of impeachment earlier this month, claiming Mr Trump had committed “high misdemeanours” stemming from his “bigotry, hatred and hostility”. A large, bipartisan majority of Representatives voted to “table,” or kill, the legislation.
Representative Steve Cohen introduced five articles of impeachment against Mr Trump last month, but has not forced a vote. He acknowledged at the time that impeaching Mr Trump would be nearly impossible in a Republican-controlled Congress.
“I don’t expect the House Judiciary Committee, which is operated like a branch of the administration, to take up hearings,” he said.
Impeaching the President requires a majority vote in the House, and a two-thirds vote in the Senate.
Mr Trump took office as the least popular incoming President in at least four decades, and continued to break records with his historically low approval rating. In October, he hit the wrist approval ratings for any first-year President in recent memory. A CNN poll from this month found his approval rating was the lowest of any President at the end of their first year since at least 1981.
But Mr Trump has repeatedly urged supporters not to pay attention to mainstream polling, claiming the majority of Americans are satisfied with his leadership.
“The Tax Cut/Reform Bill, including Massive Alaska Drilling and the Repeal of the highly unpopular Individual Mandate, brought it all together as to what an incredible year we had,” he tweeted this week.
“Don’t let the Fake News convince you otherwise,” he added. “…and our insider Polls are strong!”