Former President Jimmy Carter has made it known that he doesn’t agree with Democratic party when it comes to the impeachment of President Trump if there is a blue wave in the House during this November’s midterm elections, Fox Business reported.
“I don’t talk about impeachment,” Carter said on Tuesday during an interview with FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto. “I think that’s the wrong thing for Democrats to do.”
“I think the president has much less influence over the economy than is certainly publicized by the president himself,” Carter said. “I know when I was in office, some bad things happened with the economy. I never did feel that I was responsible for it.”
Fox Business continues:
“Calls from the left to pursue impeachment spiked when the president’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty last week to making illegal campaign contributions and said he’d been directed to do so by Trump. Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes, including tax fraud.
“However, top House Democrats — including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. — have largely pushed back on calls to pursue that option, hoping to appeal to more moderate voters during the Nov. 6 midterms.
“Carter, who has been a former president for 37 years, longer than any other in American history, said the U.S. has been going through a ‘phase of difficulty’ in terms of polarization. But, he said, the country has overcome disparities in the past.”
“I don’t have any doubt that basic principles of America and the basic status we have of equality between people will prevail in the long term,” he said.