Rep. Meadows Warns Republicans who break with Trump could face Political Repercussions

Mark Meadows warned that votes during impeachment are so high profile that

Speaking to Norah O’Donnell, Meadows said “There are always political repercussions for every vote you take. There is no vote that is higher profile than this.”

Both Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have signaled strongly they will side with Democrats on voting with Democrats on allowing former Trump national security adviser John Bolton to testify, based on new revelations from Bolton’s book.

In addition, Romney expressed confidence other Republicans would join him on wanting to hear from John Bolton , saying “I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton. Whether there are other witnesses and documents, that’s another matter.”

Meanwhile, Senator Susan Collins has issued a statement on Bolton developments making it very clear she’s likely to vote to call witnesses.

TheHill reports Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he believes Senate Republicans who break with President Trump on impeachment will likely face political backlash during an interview with CBS Evening News slated to be aired Monday evening.

His comments come as centrist GOP lawmakers in the upper chamber face mounting pressure to vote to bring in additional witnesses for the trial in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report.

The Times reported Sunday night that former national security adviser John Bolton wrote in his upcoming memoir that President Trump told him him aid to Ukraine was conditional upon the country launching investigation into the Bidens.

Meadows, one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress who was selected to serve on the president’s impeachment defense team, said yes when asked by Norah O’Donnell if Republican senators “face political repercussions” if they deviate from Trump.

“I mean listen, I don’t want to speak for my Senate colleagues. But there are always political repercussions for every vote you take,” Meadows said. “There is no vote that is higher profile than this.”