Senate Republicans have finally sent notice: Trump will likely be acquitted by a bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate.
Far from the two-thirds majority consisting of Republicans and Democrats that the left needs to remove Trump, a few Senate Democrats are expected to join with Republicans in acquitting the Republican President, top Senate Republicans have now said.
Democrats need 67 votes. They are unlikely to win even half (50) and will likely fall well short of that number.
Republican Senator David Perdue (R-GA) made it clear that he believes this report is accurate. “I think we might have a couple,” he said. “I don’t want to speculate on who — obviously that puts too much pressure on them — but I really think we have people on both sides that are trying to get to a reasonable, nonpartisan answer.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees. “It wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or two Democrats. It looks to me over in the House, the Republicans seem to be solid and the Democrats seem to be divided,” McConnell said.
One likely Democrat acquittal vote is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). He has described himself as “very much torn” on the issue of impeachment and has been known to vote with Republicans on big issues in the past, such as when he voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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