As swing-district Democrats appear to be realigning themselves with the pro-impeachment majority of the party, there are concerns about cracks in the GOP’s wall.
The Democrats have secured the votes necessary to impeach President Trump, according to reports out of the nation’s capital late Monday. The House vote itself could come as early as Wednesday, making Donald Trump only the third President in American history to find himself impeached.
As of this writing, there is no reason to believe that the Senate will do anything but acquit Trump, however, there do appear to be some Republicans outside of Congress who are waffling on how best to proceed as a nation.
A former political rival of Trump, 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina, sat down with CNN’s Poppy Harlow and had the following to say of impeachment:
POPPY HARLOW: Do you believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office?
CARLY FIORINA: I think he is going to be impeached and I think he won’t be removed from office.
HARLOW: Should he be removed from office?
FIORINA: I think it is vital that he be impeached — whether removed this close to an election, I don’t know. But I think the conduct is impeachable and what I regret is that the principles that are being debated in this impeachment trial — separation of powers, abuse of power, obstruction of Congress — those principles are not as immediate or intense as partisanship or people’s belief that the policies that I care about impact me personally. For example, there’s a large pro-life community in this country, and they feel disrespected by the Democrat Party, and my prediction is they will stand by Trump through everything because that issue is not only important to them, but it’s personal for them.
In the Senate, however, there is no reason to believe that anyone within the GOP will be retreating in the least…and that’s something that President Trump is counting on.