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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:42 PM

 

Donald Trump is 'just six Senate votes from impeachment'

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Source: U.K. Independent

Twelve Republican Senators have 'no fear of the President' Donald Trump is just six Senate votes from impeachment, according to an analyst at a prominent independent think-tank.

Support for the President among Republican Senators has waned to the extent that Mr Trump is likely to only hang onto his seat by six votes, according to Elaine Kamarck of the Washington-based research group The Brookings Institution.

An article of impeachment must get a majority vote in the House of Representatives before reaching the Senate. Once there, at least two-thirds of senators must find the President guilty for him to be removed.

Ms Kamarck said that 12 rebellious Republican Senators combined with 48 Democrats "who have shown no inclination to work with this President" meant Mr Trump was six votes away from a Senate conviction.

Read more: https://www-independent-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-impeachment-us-senate-six-votes-congress-president-house-russia-a7899636.html?amp

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:43 PM

1. Sorry, but an article of impeachment starts in the House

The House writes the article and the Senate investigates and votes. It does not matter how may Senators vote for impeachment unless the House initiates it.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:47 PM

2. Concur! But the GOP party will not fight amongst themselves

 

If 6 more Republicans make it known they are okay with impeachment...it is likely the House will get the ball rolling

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:47 PM

3. that's why Dems need to regain control of the House next year

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Response to onetexan (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:15 PM

12. We cant regain, unless we stop vote blocking

 

Greg Palast pointed out 7 million votes were blocked 2016



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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:51 PM

4. Exactly. The House impeached. The Senate conducts the trial.

The question is where does the House stand, and remember all those gerrymandered districts.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:52 PM

5. Did nobody pay attention in civics class?

Senate convicts after the house impeaches. Impeachment of a president has occurred at least twice in our history, Andrew Johnson and William Clinton- neither was removed from office because the senate refused to convict.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:57 PM

6. Lingering Nightmare

Which also means we're six votes away from President Pence.

Does the horror ever stop?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:59 PM

7. Two of the six: Shelby and Strange of Alabama.

I guarantee.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:06 PM

8. Doesn't matter

Starts in the House. No way that troll Paul Ryan is letting any of it go forward.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:07 PM

9. Has any one Republican senator say they would vote

to remove Trump from office?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:10 PM

10. McConnell will fight it off. He's a demonstrable racist himself, and I'm sure he secretly loves...

...having another racist in the White House.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:14 PM

11. we need 67 votes to convict the traitor

48 democrats plus 19 republicans

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:17 PM

13. Democrats have already moved to censor, etc.

 

No way Trump ladt anywhere near as long as Nixon

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:23 PM

14. Looks like they were regurgitating the Newsweek article with the same headline

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 07:24 PM

15. Locking - this is analysis, better suited in General Discussion.

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