The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committed political suicide two weeks ago and passed both articles of impeachment — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — against President Donald Trump.
After leading the most partisan impeachment inquiry in modern American history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment over to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell because she says Republicans won’t hold a “fair” trial.
But maybe Pelosi is refusing to send the articles to the upper chamber because she knows several Senate Democrats will defect and vote against the sham charges levied against the president.
As noted by Breitbart, there are at least 5 Senate Democrats in battleground states who will likely vote against impeachment:
- Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona
- Joe Manchin of West Virginia
- Doug Jones of Alabama
- Gary Peters of Michigan
- Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire
Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue said Thursday that a “couple” Senate Democrats will likely vote to acquit Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
The Georgia conservative said, “I think we might have a couple. 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 recently echoed Perdue’s comments and said Democrats remain divided on impeachment.
“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.
Sen. John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said that “there are a couple of Democrats who are thinking about” voting to acquit the president of wrongdoing.
Manchin said recently he is “very much torn” over making a decision regarding voting to convict Trump.
Other Senate Republicans have told Breitbart they believe as many as three Democrats could vote to clear Trump during the trial.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said that any lawmaker, whether he or she is from a red or blue state, will see that there is not enough evidence to convict the president.
“I think that anybody that is fair-minded, whether they’re from a red state or a blue state or not, is going to find this somewhat laughable and a bar way too low to undo an election, particularly when we’re so close to the next election,” he told Breitbart News.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told Breitbart during a conference call in December that as many as three Senate Democrats could defect and vote with Republicans to acquit Trump.
This is just the latest nightmare for Schiff and Pelosi.
Earlier this month, New Jersey Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew switched over to the Republican side.
Schiff and Pelosi have also been busted for being total hypocrites regarding impeachment, having a very close relationship with the alleged whistleblower, and intentionally omitting key evidence in transcripts that was favorable to Trump and exonerated him from “quid pro quo” allegations.
Things are going so badly that Schiff accidentally revealed on live television why Democrats are rushing to impeach Trump right now.