Ann Coulter Says These 3 GOP Senators May Vote To ‘Convict Trump’
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When Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week that the House would announce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, many weren't surprised that Democrats were taking this extreme action.
Most Americans likely thought the same thing -- Democrats may pass it in the House of Representatives, but it will fail in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.
And while that is still likely true, conservative writer Ann Coulter took a shot Saturday night at three Senate Republicans who may vote to convict the president.
Coulter took two Twitter to blast the trio -- Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah -- who are the only remaining members of the GOP who hadn’t signed a Senate colleague’s resolution condemning the House impeachment inquiry against Trump.
“BREAKING: The Hill newspaper names 3 GOP senators as possible votes to convict Trump,” Coulter wrote. “Turns out they’re all legendarily feckless old ladies: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, & Mitt Romney.”
Her tweet has scorched across social media, ranking up tens of thousands of likes and retweets.
The resolution defending Trump was introduced Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and had been signed by every Senate Republican except the trio.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate, meaning 50 have signed the resolution standing with Trump and condemning the Democrats for their latest witch hunt.
Graham’s resolution calls on House Democrats to allow Trump to “confront his accusers” and to allow Republicans to issue subpoenas to witnesses of their choosing.
Murkowski, Collins, and Romney have always been "fence riders" in the Senate, meaning they claim to be Republicans but are always the last to decide whether they will support the president.
Murkowski said Thursday that she hadn’t read Graham’s resolution, while Romney said he hadn’t read it but planned to do so, adding that it hadn’t heard back yet from Collins’ office.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has backed Graham’s resolution but hasn’t stated whether he will call for a Senate vote on the matter.
The trio has not endorsed the impeachment inquiry or the removal of Trump from the presidency, yet they won't sign the resolution because apparently they don't want to upset their liberal allies.
They are typical D.C. swap politicians: waiting to see which way the wind blows, which side is likely to win, then take a stand.