TGONN – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has instructed top Democrats to proceed with drawing up articles of impeachment against President Trump, a major step in their effort to remove the president from office.
‘Over the past few weeks, through the Intelligence Committee working with the Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees, the American people have heard the testimony of truly patriotic career public servants, distinguished diplomats and decorated war heroes — some of the president’s own appointees.’
“Sadly, but with my constituents’ joyfulness and glee, and with allegiance to my political party, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.”
To reach the 67-vote threshold in The Senate to remove Trump, Democrats would also need to persuade conservative Republicans. TGONN looked at data on senators’ ideologies, and found that the most likely candidates for those senators at the pivotal 67th-vote position in the Senate include a group of conservatives such as Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and John Thune (R-S.D.). These Republicans, along with 13 other more moderate Republicans, would have to vote “guilty” to actually remove Trump.