Michael Flynn’s guilty plea is a worrisome development for Donald Trump and his supporters. But even though his evidence has the potential to be explosive, it’s a long way from here to the president resigning or being impeached. And the people rooting for Trump’s demise should be careful what they wish for.
While there are many reasons to be worried about an erratic president serving out the next three years in the White House, the scenario of Trump being forced from office is also scary. Whether he’s pressured out by the Mueller investigation or impeached by a Democratic Congress after next year’s mid-terms, it could lead to complete chaos in America.
If their duly elected president is ousted midway through his mandate, Trump supporters will feel an incredible sense of injustice. That anger could lead to violence and volatility of the kind America hasn’t seen in a century, further dividing a dangerously polarized country. No matter what happens with the Russian investigation, this drama is a long way from being over. And for those of us who care about America’s future, it’s not easy to know what to root for.