Donald Trump: These Republicans could vote for impeachment in the Senate

At least 17 Republicans are needed to prevent Donald Trump from ever running for political office at the federal level.

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Washington D.C. – Donald Trump is the first president in US history to join a second Impeachment proceedings (“Impeachment”). As if that weren’t shameful enough, this fate overtakes him in just one legislative period; there will be no second (at least for the time being) after he won the US election at the end of 2020 against the Democrats Joe Biden and the incoming Vice President Kamala Harris had lost.

Democrats seek 17 Republicans in Senate to impeach Donald Trump

So the Democrats, in contrast to the first Impeachment proceedings 2019, this time being able to be successful with your request, Donald Trump To drive them out of the White House once and for all, they need the votes of at least 17 Senate members from among the Republicans. Not an easy endeavor, as only ten of the 211 Republicans in the House of Representatives had for one Impeachment of the verbal rebel in the White House.

Donald Trump is facing his second impeachment case.

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At first glance, it seems unlikely that almost twice as many Republicans will have their thumbs over a Senate faction that is only around a quarter as large Donald Trump could lower. But that could be deceiving. While Democrats in the House of Representatives didn’t need Republican approval to do that Impeachment proceedings Getting things started with a simple majority is a burden on him senate a far greater political pressure on the conservatives.

Impeachment of Donald Trump: The Nation’s Eyes On Senate Republicans

The eyes of the nation, unlike their colleagues in the House of Representatives, will be fully on them. Because every vote for Donald Trump and against that Impeachment proceedings will be recorded as the historic endorsement of four years of hate speech, lies and verbal arson from the 45th US President.

And so every senator of Abraham Lincoln’s party is faced with a choice: Vote for them Impeachment, they will be the fans of Donald Trump to be regarded as a traitor or traitor forever. Because polls show that still over 70 percent of the Republican supporters against the impeachment of the president it could hit grassroots anger and ruin its own political ambitions. On the other hand, they vote against Impeachment, they are seen as accomplices of the man who incited his fans to storm the Capitol and thus democracy in the USA.

Five Senate Republicans are believed to be firm supporters of Donald Trump’s impeachment

And so the big counting, speculating and questioning begins. Who could actually want to make sure Donald Trump as a result of a Impeachment never again be allowed to run for political office at the federal level and thus drive away the specter of a renewed Trump candidacy in 2024? Even in the ranks of the Republicans, this is a thoroughly charming thought, as it would open up new career paths for partisans who do not submit to the Trump cult and are dependent on the sympathy of the unpredictable.

The usual suspects have already spoken out. Either Mitt Romney (Utah) as well Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) announced Trump want to get rid of them as quickly and permanently as possible. Both have always been known as harsh Trump critics. Also apply Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania), Susan Collins (Maine) and Ben Sasse (Nebraska) as MPs who can not or no longer want to come to terms with the administration of the man who, among other things, had questioned democracy in the USA with his narrative of alleged electoral fraud during his presidency, into a “bloodlust “Had decayed and had carried out” purges “in his environment.

Various Republicans could vote for Donald Trump’s impeachment

If all five actually vote against Donald Trump, twelve more remain for one Impeachment necessary Republican votes open. The news channel CBS takes a look at members of the Senate who are considered “institutionalists” and are about to retire and names the senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Richard Shelby (Alabama) and James Inhofe (Oklahoma). All three are known to defend the democratic foundations and convictions that Trump – culminating with the storming of his flock of fans on the US Capitol – had repeatedly dismantled.

Senator/in State Tendency towards impeachment
Mitt Romney Utah For sure
Lisa Murkowski Alaska For sure
Pat Toomey Pennsylvania Relatively safe
Susan Collins Maine Relatively safe
Ben Sasse Nebraska Relatively safe
Mitch McConnell Kentucky Possible
Chuck Grassley Iowa Possible
Richard Shelby Alabama Possible
James Inhofe Oklahoma Possible
Rob Portman Ohio Possible
Bill Cassidy Louisiana Possible
Richard Burr North Carolina Possible
Thom Tillis North Carolina Possible
James Lankford Oklahoma Possible
Joni Ernst Iowa Possible
Lindsey Graham South Carolina Unsure
Mike Lee Utah Unsure
Rand Paul Kentucky Unsure

CBS also names senators who were critical of Trump’s legal and populist attempts to win the presidential election despite his clear defeat by Joe Biden, and who had made this public. This includes the news channel Rob Portman (Ohio) and Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) as well as those about to retire Richard Burr (North Carolina). CBS also mentions “insider tips” Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Kentucky). Both see themselves as constitutional conservatives, but have never been particularly critical of each other Donald Trump noticed.

And then there would be Lindsey Graham (South Carolina). The longtime Donald Trump’s golf friend had broken publicly with Trump after the storm on the Capitol (“I’m out, enough is enough”) and was then insulted and threatened by an angry mob of Trump fans at the airport in Washington DC. It seems unclear whether the politically ambitious Graham will now turn away completely from Trump, or will try to appease his own electorate by rejecting the impeachment motion.

Mitch McConnell was Donald Trump’s willing servant in the Senate for a long time

So much is going on now Mitch McConnell hang. The Senator from Kentucky, former leader of the Republican majority faction and future head of the opposition in the Senate, has long been considered a political stooge and majority procurer of Donald Trump. Although Trump’s manners and unpredictability were reportedly always a thorn in the side of the old-school conservative, the two so contradicting men had a common political agenda for a long time.

But McConnell is also a shrewd political opportunist and strategist, just in time he jumped off the train of conspiracy theorists who talked about a stolen election and confessed to it Election victory for Joe Biden a. After the storming of the Capitol, a downright shocked McConnell could be seen, who condemned the attack in the strongest possible way, after shortly beforehand in Congress the legitimacy of the presidential election and thus the defeat of Donald Trump against whose tirades had defended.

Mitch McConell wants to see evidence before deciding to impeach Donald Trump

So far can Mitch McConnell don’t look at the cards. He wanted to first wait for the evidence in Congress before commenting on his possible decision. Political experts from various US media suspect that the faction leader of the Senate Republicans wants to buy as much time as possible with this refusal to take a clear stance in order to hold talks behind the scenes, to determine the possible voting behavior of his group members and to find out whether he wants to In case of consent to Impeachment would not be on the side of a clear minority in their own ranks.

Should McConnell be convinced, so the presumption in the US media, that the number of 17 for the Impeachment Voting Republicans could be within reach, he could proactively encourage more faction members to join that line. McConnell’s influence on his parliamentary group, which had recently suffered a number of times, including when John McCain overturned the abolition of Obamacare with his decisive vote, should not be underestimated.

Mitch McConnell could be critical to Donald Trump’s future

A simple formula is making the rounds in the US media at the moment: Explained Mitch McConnell public that he is for the Impeachment true, anything is possible. If he speaks out against it, come Donald Trump with two blue eyes but without the greatest possible humiliation of impeachment from the matter. (Mirko Schmid)

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