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George Conway predicts Republicans will vote against Trump on impeachment
George Conway, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and a frequent critic of President Trump, on Wednesday predicted that Republicans in the Senate would break with the president and vote to remove Trump from office if the House votes to impeach.Conway tweeted that Republican senators would hide their decision to vote against the president until the last possible minute on the issue."I agree with this. There may be Republican senators who won't say a word until the moment they say 'guilty' when the roll is called at the end of an impeachment trial," he tweeted, responding to a political commentator who argued that Republican senators would vote to
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign said Tuesday he would back impeaching President Donald Trump if the White House refuses to comply with congressional demands for information about his interactions with Ukraine’s president.
Biden plans to address reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday. He has resisted calls by other Democrats for impeachment of Trump, saying only his actions should be investigated.
His campaign said Biden will demand that Trump comply with all of Congress’s outstanding lawful requests for information on Ukraine and other investigations -- and if he does not, he will say Congress has no choice but to impeach.
Joe Biden to Appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Amid Trump Impeachment Probe
Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” tonight, as he finds himself in the middle of the impeachment probe of President Trump. The late-night show will mark Biden’s first public appearance since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry late Tuesday afternoon. The House is looking into whether Trump abused his office by urging Ukraine’s president to dig up dirt on the former vice president. While in Los Angeles, Biden will also attend three fundraisers, including one this evening in Bel-Air. Biden was scheduled to appear at another fundraiser in Baltimore on Tuesday night, but was waylaid by traffic.
The remarks will be his first extended comments about Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which Trump pressured Zelenskiy to investigate the business activities of Biden’s son Hunter. Hunter Biden was a director of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company.
Trump’s conversations with Ukraine have energized House Democrats’ call for impeachment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was convening a pivotal meeting with members of her party Tuesday as she faces mounting pressure on impeachment.
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The mood among Democrats in Congress has shifted significantly this week with more lawmakers coming out in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings. Pelosi said she will address the issue later Tuesday.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris among other Democratic candidates have called for impeachment.
Trump’s pressure on a foreign leader to investigate a domestic political rival “appears to be an overwhelming abuse of power,” Biden said this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.
Trump’s call to Zelenskiy is part of a whistle-blower complaint against the president that has so far remained private, despite calls from Democrats to release the complaint and transcripts of the call.
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Pelosi to GOP: We are not dropping impeachment probe .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at Kevin McCarthy, who earlier in the day asked his fellow Californian to drop the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.“I received your letter this morning shortly after the world witnessed President Trump on national television asking yet another foreign power to interfere in the upcoming 2020 elections,” Pelosi said Thursday, referring to Trump’s South Lawn comments in which he called on China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
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