Every development in American politics is now seen through the prism of how it affects impeachment.
To that end, Democrats crowed that just passed landmark milestone on the road to removing the President from office.
And Donald Trump suffered one huge defeat that left Republicans scrambling on impeachment.
Some political observers viewed the Kentucky Governor’s race as a key test of Donald trump’s strength.
Republican Governor Matt Bevin took on powerful Left-wing unions and the bruising battle left him as the most unpopular Governor in the nation.
Bevin called in President Trump from a rescue operation when he was down big in the polls.
The President held an election-eve rally in Kentucky in hopes of dragging the struggling Bevin over the finish line.
But when all the votes were cast, Bevin trailed his Democrat opponent by fewer than 5,000 votes although Bevin refused to concede the race, citing voter fraud.
NBC News reports:
In Kentucky, Trump couldn’t save the unpopular Bevin after campaigning with him the night before the election in Lexington, where the president told supporters a loss by the GOP governor would be portrayed as Trump’s having suffered “the greatest defeat in the history of the world.”
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, the candidates were separated by less than 10,000 votes. Beshear was leading with 49.4 percent, or 706,865 votes, to Bevin’s 48.7 percent, or 696,918 votes.
Bevin declined to concede on Tuesday night, citing unspecified “irregularities” in a speech to supporters, while Beshear declared victory, telling the crowd, “My expectation is that he will honor the election that was held tonight.”
The Fake News Media crowed that this was a massive setback for the President because he could not push Bevin to victory despite winning Kentucky by 30 points in 2016.
That was fake news.
Republicans actually won the other five statewide offices on Tuesday night, meaning the voters only rejected Bevin while the rest of Trump’s Republican Party thrived.
In fact, the other five victorious Republicans improved on the party’s vote share from the GOP performance in 2015.
Fake News Media reporters looking for signs that the Kentucky race showed Donald Trump’s base of support was cracking in the face of impeachment will have to look somewhere else.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.