In Bipartisan Vote Home Efficiently Impeaches President Donald Trump for Incitement of Riot

It is generally considered a foregone conclusion that if President Donald Trump is charged, he will be acquitted in a Senate trial. Assuming all Democrats vote to condemn the president, it would take 20 Republican senators to join them, and there is – despite rumors – no real indication that the GOP is still hungry to take down its own leader .

But even now, few Republicans are willing to commit to unequivocally protecting the president in a Senate trial. According to the right-wing Daily Caller, of all 53 Republican senators, only 7 definitely said they would vote for the president’s acquittal.

The seven tough numbers came from Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Mike Rounds (R-SD).

“The Democrats have tried to indict President Trump since he was elected, and they continue to play partisan games to ditch the 2016 election results and influence the 2020 election,” said Tillis, one of America’s least popular senators, reconditioning face a tough re-election campaign in 2020. “Democrats are taking a page out of the Kavanaugh game book by flooding the Zone with baseless allegations and opposing any kind of due process.”

“Spokesman Pelosi’s actions are a rush for judgment and were taken before most of the facts were revealed. Since the election of President Trump, Democrats have tried to delegitimize his presidency and, if it were unfounded, President Trump’s impeachment would only further shatter our already divided country, “Moran said.

Most of the other GOP Senators either did not return a comment or issued statements denying the impeachment investigation, but did not make a final commitment to vote against removal once all evidence was presented. A prototypical response came from Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who is retiring, saying that “impeachment would be a mistake” but that “I, as a potential juror, have nothing more to say about impeachment until all evidence is presented and all arguments are advanced. “

There is still no indication that Republican Senators will turn Trump on in the numbers it will take to remove him from office. But the vast majority of them seem to at least want to keep the option open.

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