Here is White House counsel Pat Cipollone sounding off against Democrats during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Cipollone claims Democrats are trying to remove Trump from the ballot with the impeachment. In theory, it makes sense that Democrats might want to utilize any strategy they can find to get Trump out of 2020's election.
Josh Feldman from Mediaite quoted Cipollone:
“It’s a partisan impeachment that they’ve delivered to your doorstep in an election year. Some of you are upset because you should be in Iowa right now. But instead, we’re here, and they’re not ready to go, and it’s outrageous, it’s outrageous. And the American people won’t stand for it, I’ll tell you that right now. They’re not here to steal one election, they’re here to steal two elections. It’s buried in the small print of their ridiculous articles of impeachment. They want to remove President Trump from the ballot. They won’t tell you that, they don’t have guts to say it directly, but that’s exactly what they’re here to do. They’re asking the Senate to attack one of the most sacred rights we have as Americans. The right to choose our president. In an election year. It’s never been done before. It shouldn’t be done. Now, the reason it’s never been done is because no one ever thought that it would be a good idea for a country, for our children, for our grandchildren to try to remove a president from a ballot. To deny the American people the right to vote based on a fraudulent investigation conducted in secret with no rights.”