As reported by Newsweek, there are 48 Democrats and 12 Republicans that will probably vote to impeach President Donald Trump. In order to impeach the president, it is needed 2/3 which means that only 6 more republicans are needed to impeach the president.
At one moment in 2019, or even sooner, a Republican Senator will enter the Oval Office and tell the president, “Mr. President, we don’t have the votes,” at which point Trump’s presidency will end in a resignation or a conviction in the Senate.
This situation in fact happened 43 years ago this summer, when Republican Senator Barry Goldwater walked into the Oval Office and told Republican President Richard Nixon that they didn’t have the votes in the Senate to continue his presidency.
After the impeachment in the House, a trial takes place in the Senate. Conviction requires two-thirds of the Senate and by my count there are already twelve senators who have shown a willingness to take on the president when they believe he is in the wrong.
If you add that to the forty-eight Democrats in the Senate (who have shown no inclination to work with this President), Donald Trump could be six votes away from conviction in the Senate.
Sure, this assumes that the forces now in motion keeps on their same trajectory and stems in an impeachment vote. They are: the examinations into the Trump campaign; proof of weakness in the Republican base; historical trends hinting a potential Democratic takeover in the House; and, last but not least, defiance in the Senate.
This trend should be mainly troublesome for the president. Article I of the Constitution gives them the last word on the presidency. And yet rather than making friends in the Senate, Trump has done just the opposite.
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