Good news on impeachment?

Keep the pressure on. I didn’t and still don’t believe that a Senate trial will be any more successful than the first one, having about as much evidence of wrong-doing by our President as the first one – NONE!

It sounds like Republican Senators are feeling the heat.

POLITICO

When Mitch McConnell signaled the trial vote would be one of conscience for members — and that he wouldn’t be whipping the issue — he was, some would argue, giving Republicans room to break with the ex-president. But Senate sources tell us activists and typical Republican primary voters are pushing them in the opposite direction. Some donors fear if more than a handful of Republicans vote to convict, there is a real threat of a third-party MAGA uprising.

Which is to say: This is not an easy vote even for Republicans who want Trump gone for good…

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) was among several senators who said he was flooded with calls from constituents demanding he acquit Trump. He also said he was hearing from donors — including at least one from the McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund super PAC — who wanted the GOP to do more to defend Trump, according to a person on the call.

Other GOP senators on the line — including Ron Johnson (Wis.), John Kennedy (La.), Rick Scott (Fla.) and James Risch (Idaho) — complained that they were even holding an impeachment trial. They peppered McConnell with questions about their options for getting out of it, including possibly appealing to the Supreme Court to throw out the case…

Trump allies aren’t being shy about warning fellow Republicans that they’ll pay if they vote to convict — possibly with their careers. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is heading to Wyoming on Tuesday to denounce House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney in her own state for her vote to impeach. Steve Bannon promoted the candidacy of Tom Norton — a primary challenger to newly elected Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) — on his podcast.

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9 Responses to Good news on impeachment?

  1. Lucille says:

    Rumor is that GOPers want to have a secret ballot. Setting themselves up for a little non-transparency, huh, thinking they can believe and act upon the lies being told by our President’s enemies…and get away with it? How about they be forced to think again?

    If they should get away with this move, then ALL GOP Senators who do not vocally document their opposition to conviction should be considered guilty, no matter who they are.

    Liked by 5 people

    • stella says:

      I don’t believe a secret ballot is possible. Anyway, even if there was a secret ballot, there would be at least one or two people who would know who voted for conviction and they would leak it to the press.

      Liked by 4 people

      • TigerBear says:

        Hello Stella!
        Sadly, rules aren’t chiseled in stone based on the demonicRats and how all rules suspended in order to call our President a racist and pretty much everything but a man. So, I’m thinking if demonicRats want non transparency in the impeachment vote in the senate ole chuckle will find a way to do it for them. Rules…..who needs rules?! Just my thinking.

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  2. stella says:

    Grandstanders waited for prime time tv:

    Liked by 2 people

  3. jeans2nd says:

    You left out Ohio Sen Rob Portman, who is “retiring” when his term ends in 2022.
    Portman says it is due to all the partisanship and lack of progress in D.C.

    Ya don’t spose we scared him with all the phone calls and emails? There was one Non-Essential Chump Ohio Deplorable that let Portman know plainly we would not be there for him in 2022. No threats. Promises.

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  4. Re-Farmer says:

    This whole thing is so unconstitutional, even this Canadian can see it. You can’t impeach someone who is not a sitting president. Whatever you want to call it, it’s not an “impeachment” trial.

    What a farce.

    The impeachment filed against Biden, on the other hand, is an actual impeachment, and has far more evidence against him than the Dems ever had against Trump. Their problem is, they keep accusing him of things they are guilty of, probably on the assumption that, if they’re doing it, he must have been, too.

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