“That is the question…..whether it is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of social media or by pursuit to end them” Book of Chuq…..act one, scene one…….
The chants for impeachment are getting louder from Congress and those in opposition are just as loud…..personally I think this partisan divide will do NOTHING to solve the problem this country has with governance.
We know how the Dems feel and if you are paying attention then you know how the Repubs feel….with that said….do we know how the rest of the country feels?
Looks like Americans are shifting on impeachment—at least according to a new poll of 2,059 US residents conducted on Thursday and Friday, CBS News reports. Much in the YouGov poll breaks down predictably between Democrats and Republicans, but a slim majority now approve the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, with 55% on board and 45% opposed (a 6-point approval boost over a Thursday poll). Among those, 87% of Democrats approve and 13% disapprove, while 23% of Republicans approve and 77% disapprove. CBS News notes that Democrats don’t appear divided over impeachment, as some had predicted.
The poll also shows that most Republicans believe Trump either acted properly or, if improperly, still legally and within the bounds of past presidential behavior. On that front, 71% of Republicans called Trump’s apparent pressuring of Ukraine’s president a typical presidential move, while 85% of Democrats disagreed; 41% of those polled called Trump’s actions illegal, and 31% improper but legal. Does he deserve to be impeached? Overall, 42% said yes, 36% no, and 22% said it was too soon to say. On Friday, FiveThirtyEight analyzed recent polling and found an uptick of up to 10% in pro-impeachment sentiment among Americans since mid-April.
Granted most polls are only a momentary snapshot of what the opinions of the country are….
Let’s say that the House votes to impeach the whole affair moves to the Senate…..but with a majority in the Senate in bed with the GOP what are the chances that there will be an acquittal?
Not everybody thinks it will will a easy task for the GOP….
Former Sen. Jeff Flake has his own take on how the Senate would respond to President Trump’s impeachment, Fox News reports. “At least 35” Republican senators would support impeachment if the vote were held privately, he said Thursday at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival. “I heard someone say if there were a private vote there would be 30 Republican votes. That’s not true,” he added in a Q&A. “There would be at least 35.” The frequent Trump critic talked more about it Friday, telling WBUR that “anybody who has sat through two years, as I have, of Republican luncheons realizes that there’s not a lot of love for the president.”
“There’s a lot of fear of what it means to go against the president, but most Republican senators would not like to be dealing with this for another year or another five years,” he went on. “So yeah, a private vote would go a lot differently, but that doesn’t matter because that’s just a hypothetical.” Asked what he thought of Democrats launching an impeachment inquiry, he said, “That was a pretty damning transcript. That was not anything you want your president to be doing. So I think we need to wait for the investigation to conclude and wait for likely testimony from the whistleblower him or herself before drawing conclusions.”
The saga begins and the results will be talked about for a couple of decades…..which side will be on the side of history?
A little history….back in the 90s Bill Clinton harmed national security by giving China some missiles and the tech to go with them and yet he was impeached for getting a blowjob….(has nothing to do with this impeachment but I do love to throw some history wherever I can)……
I read, I wrote and now You know
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