‘Handful’ of Republican senators could consider voting to oust Trump in impeachment trial

by Editorial Team

Take it from a Democrat: you can count on one hand the number of Republican senators who might vote to remove President Trump from office.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday said “it’s a small list” of GOP colleagues who are seriously considering convicting Trump at an impeachment trial over the Ukraine scandal.

“It’s a small list, on one hand,” Murphy said.

He dismissed claims by retired Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) that up to 35 of the 53 GOP senators might agree to get rid of Trump if the impeachment vote were by secret ballot, which it almost certainly won’t be.

“If there was a secret ballot, there’d still be only a handful of them that would vote to impeach this guy,” he told MSNBC on “Morning Joe.”

The impeachment drama will move on to the GOP-controlled Senate after the New Year if as expected the House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump.

A two-thirds majority of the 100-member chamber is required to remove Trump from office, a tall order since there are 53 Republican senators.

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