The Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted on Thursday morning in favor of formally beginning the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump by a vote of 232-196.
The move is no surprise and comes after Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced earlier in the week that she would hold a vote in the House to formalize an impeachment inquiry against the President.
One of the most shocking revelations of the vote is how many Republicans voted in favor of the impeachment inquiry… ZERO! This revelation goes against many recent reports that suggest many Republicans in the House as well as Senate would vote against President Trump, in favor of impeachment.
“The Senate is likelier to remove Trump after impeachment than you think,” wrote a bogus Washington Post article earlier in the month. The article did however mention that “getting 20 out of 53 Republican senators to agree to boot him from office won’t be easy under any circumstances.”
For President Trump to be successfully impeached, there would need to be 67 Senators to vote in favor of impeachment and with a majority Republican Senate, this would be highly unlikely.
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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham recently spoke out on the ongoing impeachment inquiry, stating that not a single Republican in the Senate would vote to impeach the President.
“You have to accept that President Trump is president,” Graham said on Tuesday during an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News.
“That’s the problem. They don’t accept that President Trump won the election, and America hates a sore loser as much as any country on the planet. This is an unfair process being driven by sore losers and there is not one vote in the United States Senate to impeach President Trump based on this phone call because he did nothing wrong,” he added.
Graham quickly corrected himself saying that not a single vote “among Republicans” would vote for impeachment in the Senate.
On Tuesday morning Republican Rep. Jim Jordan sang a similar tune as Graham, stating that he expects Republicans to stick together against the bogus impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
On Monday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that she would be holding a House vote to formally begin the impeachment inquiry. Jordan noted that this announcement by Pelosi means nothing and that he firmly believes that all House Republicans will vote against Pelosi’s resolution.
“Frankly, even if they tried to change something to give a little bit of Due Process, we are all still going to vote against this because this is such a sham and been such a sham from the beginning,” Jordan said. “So, yeah, I don’t think — and you can’t undo what they have already done. We have had these eight depositions now. They have been leaking selective parts of it. Haven’t been following any type of basic Due Process. So, you can’t undo what they have done.”
“I think the reason she is going to have this vote because the American people understand it is sham,” Jordan added while talking about Pelosi. “They understand it isn’t fair.”
“So I think the speaker is going to try to dress it up a little bit. Put a little lipstick on the pig as they say and have this vote on Thursday,” Jordan continued. “It’s not going to change anything. I think you will see every single Republican vote against it.”
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