Would Republicans actually try to impeach Hillary Clinton?

Because last time went so well for the GOP...

Is it even a possibility?
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When longtime Obama-foil Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is telling his fellow Republicans to settle down on the impeachment stuff, you know we've arrived at a strange place. Calling it something that "happens in third-world countries," the former head of the House Oversight Committee said this week, "I would ask everyone to calm down and go back to the basics, which is we have an opportunity at the ballot box to determine whether Hillary Clinton has disqualified herself with her actions. Do that first."

But Issa (who is painting himself as a moderate now that he's in a tough reelection race) is probably not going to have a lot of company in advising his fellow Republicans to cool their jets. With the shouts of "Lock her up! Lock her up!" from Trump rallies ringing in their ears, elected Republicans know that their constituents are demanding nothing less than total war against Hillary Clinton, should she be elected. That doesn't mean just opposing her legislation, derailing her nominees, or refusing to allow her to fill Supreme Court vacancies. It also apparently means preparing to toss her from office even before she gets there.

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