Suppose you were leader of a major political party, albeit the minority one, in Congress. Suppose further that a goofball in your leadership team tried to help impeach the President--a member of your own party. Finally, suppose that influential members of your party demanded that member be dumped from her leadership position. Here's how you could turn what looks like a victory into an own goal: you could protect the goofball member. I kid you not.
Trump said people would get tired of winning. Right again.