GOP Senators Make Huge Impeachment Prediction

GOP Senators Make Huge Impeachment Prediction


Democrats may be in for a big surprise when
the Senate eventually gets to weigh in on their efforts to overthrow President Trump. According to Republican senators, there will
be a bipartisan vote to dispatch with the flimsy articles of impeachment approved by
the House Of Pelosi and that there will be Dems who will break ranks. GOP senators are expecting at least “one or
two” defections from the lynch mob which will offset the treachery of RINOs like Lisa Murkowski
who already is throwing in with the Democrats just as she did when opposing the confirmation
of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Via The Hill, “GOP predicts bipartisan acquittal
at Trump impeachment trial”: Senate Republicans think they’ll be able
to pick up one or two Democrats on the final votes for each impeachment article. That would
let them tout Trump’s acquittal as bipartisan — an angle they’ve already seized on when
talking about the two House votes, in which a handful of Democrats crossed the aisle to
join Republicans in opposing impeachment. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) declined to say
who he thinks will flip, arguing he didn’t want to put pressure on them. “I think we might have a couple,” Perdue
said. “I don’t want to speculate on who — obviously that puts too much pressure
on them — but I really think we have people on both sides that are trying to get to a
reasonable, nonpartisan answer.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),
during a recent Fox News interview, also predicted that Democrats would break ranks. He doubted
any GOP senators would vote to convict Trump. “It wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or
two Democrats. It looks to me over in the House, the Republicans seem to be solid and
the Democrats seem to be divided,” McConnell said. Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.), the No. 3 GOP senator,
stopped short of predicting that Republicans would pick up any Democratic votes but noted
“there are a couple of Democrats who are thinking about that.” “And you know who they are,” he added. Names that have been mentioned in reports
include Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia who voted for Kavanaugh’s confirmation as
well as Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. Jones, who was able to benefit from a diabolical
media smear campaign against local legend Judge Roy Moore back in 2017 to defy the odds
with a Democrat win has neither confirmed nor denied that he would cross over. According to Politico, Senator Jones remarked: “Everyone wants to talk about this in the
political terms and the political consequences term. This is a much more serious matter than
that” “This has to do with the future of the presidency
and how we want our presidents to conduct themselves. It has all to do with the future
of the Senate and how the Senate should handle impeachment and articles of impeachment that
come over. That’s how I’m looking at this,” he added. “If I did everything based on
a pure political argument, all you’d need is a computer to mash a button. That’s just
not what this country is about. It’s not what the founders intended to do.” Any move by Jones to join Republicans would
likely spell his political doom. He is up for reelection next November and
faces an uncertain future already given that resources will have to be allocated elsewhere
unlike in 2017 and in a deep red state like Alabama, flipping in impeachment may actually
benefit Jones. If either or both join Republicans, it will
be a devastating blow to the Democrats whose case continues to crumble the longer that
Speaker Pelosi sits on the articles.

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