Nixon son-in-law says unlike Watergate, House Republicans positioned to fight for president

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The Watergate saga that ended in President Richard Nixon’s resignation shares some key similarities with impeachment efforts against President Trump — but this time it’s unlikely to result in the commander in chief’s early departure from office, said a son-in-law of Nixon.

Ed Cox told the Washington Examiner that Democratic dislike of Nixon, a Republican, was just as strong in 1973-74 as it is now with Trump, who likely faces impeachment charges related to his pressure campaign on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, a top-tier 2020 Democrat.

“There were huge majorities of Democrats in both houses,” said Ed Cox, 73, who married Tricia Nixon, eldest daughter of Richard Nixon, in a 1971 White House Rose Garden ceremony. “Now he worked with them and got things done, but I have to tell you, they were still Democrats. They were still very partisan and every success he had, rankled them.”

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