A small number of House Republicans have come out to say they will join Democrats in voting to impeach Donald Trump a second time….
Outgoing US Senate majority Leader McConnell has signalled that he will not defend Trump….
Trump will be impeached tomorrow for a Presidential first second time….
It is still doubtful he will be convicted of sponsoring the Capitol protest last week whose aim was to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden ‘s win in the 2020 Presidential election…
While he still some support?
The fall out from the wilding out last week has changed the minds of some his parties lawmakers in Congress….
As many as a dozen Republicans are expected to support impeachment, according to lawmakers and aides of both parties. But it’s unclear how [Republican Rep.] Cheney’s public endorsement will change the calculation for Republicans who have been privately dismayed, or even outright enraged, at the president.
Democrats’ push to force Trump out — first with a vote Tuesday evening calling on Vice President Mike Pence to take unilateral action and then the impeachment vote Wednesday — is barreling to the floor at unprecedented speed.
Trump himself has remained defiant even as a growing faction of his party has blamed him for Wednesday’s violence….
Although [House GOP Minority Leader] McCarthy remains opposed to impeachment, he has been scrambling behind the scenes about what to do next. He is open to censure, per a GOP aide, though Pelosi and other top Democrats have eschewed the idea, arguing that does little to hold Trump accountable for the attack. The House GOP leader has also been polling members about whether he should call on Trump to resign, according to one lawmaker.
McConnell (R-Ky.) has refrained from commenting publicly about the impeachment proceedings but the source familiar with his thinking expects him to discuss the matter with the Senate Republican conference. The New York Times first reported Tuesday that McConnell has told associates he believes the president committed impeachable offenses….