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Weekend Reads Trump says House Democrats 'unfortunately' have the votes to impeach

01:50  05 october  2019
01:50  05 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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White House officials intent on stopping the House from impeaching President Trump are considering appealing to moderate Democrats in The discussions underscore the nervousness among some in the White House about an impeachment vote that could jeopardize Trump ’s hold on the presidency.

So the Democrats , unfortunately , they have the votes . They can vote very easily, even though most of them, many of them, don’t believe Do you think you will be impeached ? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think they follow the leader. One thing with the Democrats — I give them credit for it — a lot of them

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump says House Democrats 'unfortunately' have the votes to impeach© Aaron Schwartz Trump says House Democrats 'unfortunately' have the votes to impeach

President Trump on Friday said he believes House Democrats have the votes to impeach him, but expressed confidence that he would be exonerated in the Senate and Republicans would benefit at the polls.

Trump told reporters that he expected House Democrats to fall in line in support of his impeachment. The House is in the middle of an impeachment inquiry centered on allegations that Trump abused his office for personal gain by urging foreign leaders to investigate a political rival.

"They're all in line. Because even though many of them don't want to vote, they have no choice. They have to follow their leadership," Trump said outside the White House. "And then we'll get it to the Senate, and we're going to win."

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House Democrats are faced with a decision before them— to impeach or not to impeach President Donald Trump . The question came to the forefront The House of Representatives, therefore, could take the obstruction of justice allegations that Mueller outlined, and open an impeachment inquiry.

House Democrats have demanded that five department officials - including the former US If the House of Representatives votes to pass articles of impeachment , the Senate is forced to hold Only two US presidents in history - Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson - have been impeached but neither

"So the Democrats, unfortunately, they have the votes," he added. "They can vote very easily, even though most of them, many of them, don't believe they should do it. And I do believe ... that they're going to pay a tremendous price at the polls."

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last week announced the House had launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump based on his urging the Ukrainian president to look into Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The House has spent the last 10 days interviewing witnesses and pressing the White House for documents as part of its probe, while Trump's allies dismiss their efforts as political theater.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of Trump's, argued Friday that Democrats should have to go on the record about their efforts to investigate Trump.

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In reality, Democrats received a larger share of the popular vote . Trump won the 2016 election with 304 electoral votes , compared to Hillary Clinton’s 227. Despite only winning 487 counties, Clinton won the overall popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes . Is Trump too popular to impeach ?

3, making Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern the new chairman of the House Rules Committee. And although McGovern thinks the president has acted corruptly while in office, he says there are not enough votes in the Senate to impeach Trump .

A simple majority of House members must vote in favor of an article of impeachment for the president to be impeached.

Democrats hold a 235-197 advantage in the House. To date, 226 Democratic lawmakers plus Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) have voiced support for an impeachment inquiry or for impeachment.

Two-thirds of senators must vote to convict Trump for him to be removed from office, meaning roughly 20 Republicans would have to side against the president.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said this week he is obligated to do conduct a trial, and has indicated he will do so quickly if Trump is impeached in the House.

"I would have no choice but to take it up," McConnell told CNBC on Monday.

Trump labels Tlaib 'a despicable human being' .
President Trump attacked Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Twitter on Sunday after she said in an interview that House Democrats have discussed jailing allies of the president who refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas."A despicable human being!" Trump wrote in a tweet that also retweeted commentary on the matter by White House social media director Dan Scavino, who accused Democrats of planning a "coup."A despicable human being!"A despicable human being!" Trump wrote in a tweet that also retweeted commentary on the matter by White House social media director Dan Scavino, who accused Democrats of planning a "coup.

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