The White House has reportedly gone into full panic mode, as Donald Trump’s top advisors are expecting a vote to impeach President Trump if Democrats win control of the House in the November midterm elections. Making matters even worse, depending on the size of the liberal majority, the advisors are expecting it to pass.
“If we lose the House, it’s a given that they’ll try to get a vote to impeach,” said one Trump advisor, according to The Washington Examiner. Another Trump insider added, “it is being discussed.”
The one silver lining is that even if the House votes to impeach Trump, the White House is confident that the Senate would not convict the president, since some 67 votes would be needed for this to happen.
“No one serious that I know is worried about the Senate convicting,” said a New York Trump adviser.
“There’s no question that Democrats upset with President Trump will begin aggressive oversight hearings as well as start the push for impeachment,” explained Ron Bonjean, who advised a Republican House speaker and Republican Senate majority leader. “Even if a vote cleared a Democrat majority-led House, it would be very difficult to gain Senate approval because it would then take 67 votes to achieve removing the president. That means Senate Democrats would have to be unanimous as well as bringing with them more than a handful of Republicans.”
One GOP insider, however, warned that seven Senate Republicans have taken anti-Trump positions and could vote for conviction. Despite this, other insiders have warned that impeaching Trump could backfire on Democrats as the 2020 election nears.
“If the Democrats actually did this, it would prove a political disaster for them,” said Trump friend and Newsmax chief Christopher Ruddy.
“He’s not going to be impeached unless special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team shows proven wrongdoing. There’s no appetite for it,” added a top Senate Democrat advisor. “Beyond that, Nancy Pelosi already said no to impeachment and support for her is tenuous. If she wants to remain leader, she’ll need to keep that commitment.”
The GOP is hoping that Trump’s White House will fight especially hard to keep the majority in both thew House and Senate.
“It is a fear in GOP circles, but more than anything it should be a fear first and foremost in the White House. The prospect of Nancy Pelosi as speaker and Chuck Schumer as majority leader should be all the motivation the president needs to get much more engaged in the midterms than he’s been so far,” said a longtime adviser to numerous GOP leaders.
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