An impeachment reversal was just announced. The U.S. Senate has been rocked and the effect is already being felt throughout the corridors of power in Washington, DC.
There are at least three Democrats considering whether to vote with Republicans on acquitting President Trump: Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Doug Jones (D-AL).
If they vote with Republicans, this will amount to the bipartisan impeachment reversal Trump and his allies are seeking — and it will send a strong political message to Speaker Pelosi.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is currently looking at a “Plan B” strategy to keep his own party in line — namely, the moderate Republicans who might want to call witnesses.
According to Fox News, McConnell “privately said early Tuesday that he wasn’t sure there were enough Republican votes to block more witnesses.” The are two options on the table.
One option is to include a package of witnesses in a resolution that “assuredly wouldn’t win enough support in the Senate,” while another is for “the White House to assert executive privilege to block witnesses.”
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