The Democrats impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president is going so badly that they are now wondering if members of their own party will vote against it.
A brand new report from the New York Times reveals that Democrats are already worried that they will have some defectors in the U.S. Senate.Assuming the Democratic-controlled House votes to remove Trump from office, the impeachment trail would then move into the GOP-controlled Senate.
If that were to happen, Democrats are already worried that two of their own senators would side with Republicans and vote against impeaching Trump.
“Republican strategists said they believed they might lose two senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — while Democratic strategists said they also might lose two — Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.”
If any Democrats break party-line, it will be a clear indicator to the American people that there’s no evidence Trump engaged in impeachable conduct and that Democrats have wasted even more taxpayer money on another circus.
This report is also especially concerning for Democrats.
If members of the party responsible for launching the inquiry don’t believe it’s valid, why should the American people?
Even by the New York Times’s standards, Republicans are in a better place than the Democrats.
But at this point, most of this is speculative.
The House has not even held a formal vote on whether to impeach Trump from office.
And if they did, it would more than likely fail given Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate.
To impeach Trump in the Senate, 67 Senators would need to vote in favor of removing the president. That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of it.
Spoiler: that’s never going to happen.
There may be a few Never-Trumpers in the Senate, but there’s nowhere close to 20 who would turn their back on Trump and vote to impeach him from office.
And it appears at least two Democratic senators would vote against impeachment.
Wonder how many other Democrats feel this same way behind closed doors?