SURPRISE! David Axelrod And Eric Holder Team Up To Oppose Trump’s Impeachment

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Former Obama administration officials David Axelrod and Eric Holder shocked and confused Democrats when they argued that Trump’s impeachment should not be front and center going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Axelrod, who was a senior advisor in the Obama White House before leaving to be the top strategist for his successful re-election campaign, started by warning against using impeachment — or the threat of impeachment — as a “political tool.”

And former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder was in complete agreement.

Their warnings come as more and more Republicans are using the possible threat of impeachment to drive conservatives to the polls going into the 2018 midterm elections.

The threat is not entirely unfounded, however. Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters has repeatedly called for Trump’s impeachment, as have a number of celebrities (such as director Rob Reiner) and major Democrat donors like Tom Steyer.

Axelrod stood his ground in the face of criticism — mainly from his own side of the aisle — and responded to Steyer personally.