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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:32 PM

4. You seem to forget...

A member of Congress, of any party, has five loyalties. They come in this order:

Loyalty to their seat
Loyalty to their donors
Loyalty to their party
Loyalty to their constituents
Loyalty to the country

There are a few exceptions - Senator Tester from Montana shooting down the Candy Man's VA secretary nomination being the most recent example of putting his constituents (there are many veterans in Montana) and nation ahead of his seat - but in general, that's how they roll.

If Robert Mueller presents a solid case for impeaching Donald Trump, the House votes to kick him to the curb and the Senate votes to keep him, there are a LOT of GOP Senate and House seats that just became vulnerable in 2020.

I think it's more likely, though, that the GOP leadership will tell Trump, "resign or we'll impeach you, and the civil and criminal trials that will follow an impeachment will put you in prison for the rest of your life and strip you of all your wealth." Trump being the kind of guy who likes to see his name up in lights, he will haul ass, Pence will pardon him, and the government will go into caretaker mode until the 2020 election can be held.

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