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NEW: Moderate ‘Republican’ Senators Won’t Commit to Keeping Trump If There’s a Removal Vote

These “Republican” Senators won’t say whether they would vote to keep Trump.

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After Big League Politics contacted several moderate “Republican” Senators – perhaps known better as members of the GOP establishment – to see if they would commit to voting against the potential removal of President Donald J. Trump, we found that none were willing to commit to keeping the 45th President.

As the 2020 election draws nearer, the possibility of the members of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives impeaching Trump on the basis of the bogus “Russian collusion” investigation – which turned up empty – is a continuing topic of discussion. Some Democrats want to impeach the President despite the fact that he decidedly did not “collude” with any Russians, according to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report clearing Trump of any wrongdoing. Holding the majority in the House, they have the votes to accomplish this goal – at least in theory.

In the event that the House votes to impeach Trump, there would be a removal vote held in the Senate, requiring a two-thirds majority to actually remove Trump. With only a small majority in the Senate, and considering how some Republicans have wavered in their support of Trump, the 67 votes required to remove him from office could be achieved if some of the noted fence-sitters side with Democrats.

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To that end, Big League Politics reached out to several Senate offices and asked them a simple question: In the event of a removal vote based specifically on the findings of the Mueller report, would they vote against removing Trump?

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After reaching out to the offices of Sens. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) several times over a period of three days, none of the Senators would commit to voting against a potential removal. In fact, none of them even bothered to answer the question.

Murkowski and Collins have actively fought against Trump’s border security initiatives. Both were notoriously flaky during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Sasse has been openly critical of Trump.

Furthermore, middle-of-the-road members of the higher chamber of Congress like Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have rebuked Trump in the wake of the Mueller report, despite the fact that it clears the president of wrongdoing. At the moment, Romney is on record stating that he would not support Trump’s impeachment.


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House Republicans Hoping to Get Americans Back to Work By End of April

It’s a aspiration, not a plan.

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House Republicans are considering plans that would help Americans get back to work by the end of the month. Kevin Brady of Texas told reporters on a conference call that the caucus is preparing preliminary plans that phase the workforce back in at the end of April.

Our focus is on locking down the virus while we’re taking the steps now to prepare to reopen the economy by the end of the month if the virus permits.”

Brady was careful to qualify that there’s no guarantee the public health situation in the United States would allow such a development.

“I think we should all expect the jobs, the unemployment in the GDP numbers to feel brutal over the short term. It’s because they are. This economy is taking hits like we’ve not seen in most of our lifetimes. But it is just a short-term hit.

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Initial social distancing guidelines set forth by the White House in conjunction with the CDC were extended from two weeks to April 30th earlier in the week, suggesting the executive branch may be cautiously looking towards the end of April to begin phasing out the unprecedented disruptions to everyday American life.

It is worth noting that an early cease to social distancing and commonsense measures to deter the spread of the Chinese coronavirus could prove to be even more harmful than the negative impacts to the economy since the beginning of the virus-related recession. This can’t be rushed. But the consequences of the economic damage are real, and all Americans should look to get everyday economic life up and running against as soon as possible.

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