Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said that many Republicans agree with Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) that Trump would be indicted if he wasn’t president.
The Trump Impeachment Dam Is Cracking
Sen. Coons said on CNN that Republicans privately say that Trump would be indicted if he wasn’t president, “There are very few who would be willing to say publicly that this conduct is reprehensible for a president.”
Coons added that this does not mean that there is a Senate Republican who is willing to vote to remove Trump, “I have not spoken to a single Republican senator who would vote to remove the president. Many privately expressed concerns about what was revealed in the Mueller report in part because of the gap between what Attorney General Barr characterized as being in the Mueller report and what was actually in the Mueller report for those who have taken the time to read through it.”
Republicans lack the courage to publicly support impeachment
Trump wasted no time in retaliating against Amash by setting up a primary challenger who will run against him in 2020. It comes down to the simple fact that House and Senate Republicans lack the principles and the courage that would be required to remove the corrupt president from office. Until House and Senate Republicans will personally pay a price for keeping Trump around, they aren’t going to do anything to remove him from office.
The impeachment dam is cracking. What is unknown is if it will crumble before the 2020 election.
Republicans may grumble privately, but the surest way to remove Trump remains to vote him out of office on November 3, 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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