More and more, critics of President Donald Trump wonder if his term in office will be cut short, either by removal via the 25th Amendment or impeachment. TMZ caught up with former Trump adviser Roger Stone and asked what he thinks might happen.
Suffice to say, he doesn’t think it would end well.
First, Stone criticized those who are hoping for Trump’s removal. “The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn’t vote for him,” he said. “Sorry, he whipped your ass. It’s over, you lost.”
But if the president is impeached, Stone says, there could be disastrous repercussions.
“You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you’ve never seen!” Stone warned. “Both sides are heavily armed.”
“This is not 1974,” Stone explained. “The people will not stand for impeachment.” This, of course, refers to Richard Nixon‘s resignation after the Watergate scandal. Stone worked in the Nixon administration in the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Stone didn’t just predict violence among the public. He said that those in Washington who would support impeachment would be placing themselves at risk.
“A politician who votes for it would be endangering their own life,” he said.
“I’m not advocating violence,” he clarified, “but I’m predicting it.”
For some insight into the likelihood of a Trump impeachment, check out LawNewz Network’s debate on the issue, which aired live earlier this week.