Just my opinion, I could be wrong, probably am. Like I said just an opinion. I think the national GOP, basically the Senators and Representatives plan to make at least a show of supporting President Trump due to worries about alienating his supporters. For the time being. But in February of 2019, the GOP Congress will for the most part support efforts by Democrats (currently more or less on the fringes) to impeach and remove President Trump from office. 1) If the GOP suffers mid term losses, they can make the case for moving against Trump for political expediency. 2) It puts the Democrats in a box. they'll have spent more than two years ranting and raving about President Trump. What are they going to do? Pass up a chance to remove him from office? 3) It will give a President Pence an opportunity to reinforce his political position and prepare for a presidential race in 2020. Or select someone as his Vice President favored by the regular GOP and give them a leg up to run in 2020. 4) By allowing President Trump to remain fully two years in office, it can't be said that he didn't get a real chance to prove he was at least somewhat capable of doing the job. While that might not make his supporters happy, it might keep them from taking to the streets. . Maybe I'm simply an optimist.