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    Will Republicans ultimately fold on impeachment and removal? (Reader Poll)

    Will Republicans ultimately fold on impeachment and removal? (Reader Poll)

    If Republican Senators break, they will break at once.

    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

    Call it a “feeling” or a “hunch” or “my gut.”

    But I sense there are many Republicans in Congress waiting for the excuse to get rid of Trump.

    Not many have said so, so there’s not much evidence I can point to. Why do I “feel” this way?

    The internal Republican pushback on hosting the G-7 at Trump’s Doral resort that caused Trump to cancel the plan, despite doing it at cost, for one; it was a sign of weakness. The media frenzy pushing the public perception needle, two. The comments of Lindsey Graham about being open to more evidence, for three. Mitt Romney joining the Resistance, for four; providing a Republican face to removal. Republicans being the stupid party, for five.

    It’s just a crack in the armor, for now. The question is for how long will “for now” continue? And once the dam breaks, will enough Republicans hold?

    20 Republicans would have to defect for removal, a tall hurdle, for sure.

    I just have this sneaking suspicion that the media pressure is so intense that many weak links will break, and if they break, they will break at once when they find the excuse to do so.

    What do you think?

    Will Republicans ultimately fold on impeachment and removal? It’s YES or NO. There is no middle ground.

    Poll open until Midnight (Pacific Time), Tuesday night October 22.


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    inspectorudy | October 21, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    This is liberal troll bait! The R’s are not going to impeach Trump. Period! We needn’t beat up on all of the RINOS because we need them to stop this nonsense. There will be no collapse of the party over this. Many of them are stupid but not suicidal!


     
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    Eskyman | October 22, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    My vote is NO.

    Yes, Republicans are the Stupid Party, but they’re not *that* stupid. At least I sincerely hope not; if it turns out that they are, then it won’t end well.

    There are a lot of people who predict a civil war coming soon anyway, as a result of the extreme division in our country. Maybe, just maybe, diversity isn’t our strength at all! (Perhaps diversity + proximity = violence; that seems more accurate to me.)

    I’m sorry that there isn’t an actual poll for this “Reader’s Poll,” it would’ve been interesting to see how the numbers worked out as to the likelihood of Republican caving. Oh well, I found the comments extremely interesting anyway!


     
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    Arminius | October 23, 2019 at 3:19 am

    As it stands sixteen GOP house members and four GOP Senators are retiring; Isakson of Georgia is retiring at the end of 2019 due to legitimately serious health reasons. For instance he has Parkinson’s.

    I really don’t care about the sixteen GOP house members since impeachment is in my view a foregone conclusion. If a WH staffer reported that Trump farted in her presence in the Situation Room the house Dems would impeach him over that. And I expect the Dems to peel off some of members of surrender wing of the house GOP caucus but, who cares? That’s meaningless.

    I don’t expect any of the three Senators who will simply not stand for reelection in November 2020; Alexander of Tennessee, Enzi of Wyoming, and Roberts of Kansas, to support removing Trump from office. As for Isakson, the Republican governor of Georgia will appoint his replacement (a special election will be held in November 2020 to choose a Senator to serve out the remaining 2 years of Isakson’s term) so I’m sure that’s another “no” for removing Trump from office. After all, Isakson’s appointed replacement will almost certainly want to win that special election, and voting to remove Trump would be career suicide.

    I expect Collins to vote to remove Trump from office since she’s already under attack for voting to confirm Kavanaugh and is likely to lose her seat. Unfortunately for Collins that’s going to one pander to the Maine electorate that’s too little too late. Romney is already a joke, and he both detests and is jealous of Trump. I expect Pierre Delecto’s ego to compel him to vote with the Dems if it’s the last thing he does in politics. Which it will be. Murkowski is a toss-up.

    But that’s it. Since all the Dems will vote to impeach Trump it doesn’t matter how many turncoats there are in the house. And the Senate GOP won’t have enough defectors to remove Trump. So I got my “no” vote in just under the wire.


     
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    Terence G. Gain | October 25, 2019 at 8:26 am

    If Republicans cave on impeachment, it will mean that they have endorsed the coup initiated by Clinton/Obama. And it will be the end of the party.


     
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    Terence G. Gain | October 25, 2019 at 8:26 am

    If Republicans cave on impeachment, it will mean that they have endorsed the coup initiated by Clinton/Obama. And it will be the end of the party.


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