Democrat Senator Willing to Break from Party on Impeachment

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The case in the Senate to impeach Trump is already starting to fall apart for Democrats.

Democrat members of the Senate are already starting to spout off that they are leaning towards acquitting President Trump.

Losing Support

For the most part, Democrats voted along the party line in the House.

There were two defections, but we already knew about those.

I will be the first to admit some of the Democrats that live in Trump districts did not use common sense and vote against the impeachment.

At the very least, it would have been nice to see a few of them vote “present” as Tulsi Gabbard did, but we were not so lucky.

In the Senate, though, without having the majority, Democrats cannot afford to lose any votes.

By all accounts, though, several Democrats are thinking about jumping ship.

Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) is among those and seems like he is more than likely going to vote for acquittal.

Jones stated this is a very serious matter, but the dots are just not connected yet.

Overreaching Power

Senators on both sides of the aisle are also pointing to Pelosi for abusing her own power.

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) stated, “The speaker has a lot of power.

“But once the House has spoken, the speaker doesn’t get the decision as to whether or not she transmits that decision to the Senate, in my view.”

Clearly, Pelosi is hoping to use this as leverage, but both Trump and McConnell have stated this tactic will not work.

The longer Pelosi waits, the more time people are going to have to think about their vote and all signs point to that being a very bad thing for Democrats.

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