Dem Senator Claims Some of His GOP Colleagues Considering Voting to Remove Trump

Without naming names, Democrat Senator Chris Murphy claimed a “small list” of his GOP Senate Colleagues are considering voting to remove Trump.

While this may upset some Trump supporters, Murphy is in effect also acknowledging removing Trump would likely be impossible, since it would require 20 GOP Senators to vote with Democrats to remove Trump and 20 is most certainly not “a small list.”

In terms of “best guesses” on who some of those Senators in the “small list” might be – Mitt Romney – UT would top the list, who has openly said he’d consider voting to impeach Trump.

Next on the list would be Lisa Murkowski – AK who both voted against the Obamacare skinny repeal and against confirming Justice Kavanaugh.

And then there is Susan Collins – ME, who also voted against Obamacare skinny repeal and  ended up voting to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, but was considered the toss-up swing vote.

The Hill reports Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday said that he has spoken with a “handful” of Republican colleagues who would consider voting to remove President Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the House will move to impeach him.

Asked during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he has spoken with “a single GOP colleague in the Senate who’s even considering voting for impeachment,” Murphy answered affirmatively.

“Yes,” he said, while declining to name any colleagues.

“It’s a small list, on one hand,” Murphy said.

The senator also pushed back against calls for an anonymous removal vote.

“I don’t buy this secret ballot thing. If there was a secret ballot, there’d still be only a handful of them that would vote to impeach this guy,” he said.

If the House votes to impeach the president, the focus would shift to a Senate trial to decide on if Trump should be removed. Two-thirds of the GOP-held Senate would have to vote to remove Trump for him to be forced from office, meaning at least 20 Republican senators would need to support the move.