Former Romney and McCain advisor Mike Murphy claimed during a segment on MSNBC that 30 GOP Senators would vote to impeach Trump if the vote were held “in secret.”
To be clear, the vote WILL NOT be held “in secret” making Murphy’s point purely hypothetical.
Republican strategist Mike Murphy said that there are 30 Senate Republicans who would vote to convict Trump if the vote was secret. pic.twitter.com/AhtNSX1Zbz
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 25, 2019
Liberal Tim Wise claimed this shows “how terrified Republicans are of the right wing Trump cultists who comprise their base and are holding the nation hostage.”
So Republican consultant Mike Murphy says a GOP Senator told him 30 Republicans would vote to convict the president if they could vote in secret. This shows how terrified Republicans are of the right wing Trump cultists who comprise their base and are holding the nation hostage
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) September 25, 2019
Business Insider reports as many as 30 Republican senators would vote for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump over his request for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, said a top GOP strategist during a cable TV news segment Wednesday night.
Mike Murphy, who helped run presidential campaigns for senators John McCain and Mitt Romney, said during an interview on MSNBC that a Republican senator told him their caucus would likely vote to remove the president if the votes could be kept anonymous.
With 33 Senate seats contested in the 2020 elections, Republican lawmakers risk infuriating pro-Trump voters with a vote to remove the president. At the same time, they could face the wrath of moderate swing voters who are far less supportive of the president
Of course, there is no prospect of a secret ballot. That means moderate Republican senators, such as Susan Collins of Maine, face a politically brutal choice as they run for reelection.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com