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Full Frontal valiantly tries to cool down, redirect liberal Trump-impeachment fever

Six months into the Trump presidency and you are already hearing a lot about Watergate, "the original recipe of gates," Samantha Bee said on Wednesday's Full Frontal. "But the thrilling discovery that Nixon's presidency was cut short after a mere 67 months in office may be making liberals a bit giddy." Full Frontal sent correspondents Mike Rubens and Ashley Nicole Black to a Trump impeachment rally in California, and they went back and forth between asking questions and openly rolling their eyes.

Impeachment would require an improbable chain of events beginning with House Speaker Paul Ryan, passing through Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and ending up with Republicans voting to convict and sack their own president, Rubens notes. "That's why more presidents have been removed from office by cholera than impeachment." Still, the liberals at the rally persisted, undeterred. "Maybe the allure of an impossible dream was much easier to get behind than the reality of fighting for incremental change," Rubens suggested. But at least they found one young marcher who made sense. Watch the impossible high hopes and ignored practical suggestions below. Peter Weber