House Republicans' 10 votes against Trump is a new record for members of a presidential party to vote for impeachment.
Claire McCaskill says the Republicans' ten votes against Trump are a new record for members of a president's own party. pic.twitter.com/5gceb0EpDw
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Former Senator Claire McCaskill commented on MSNBC's Deadline: White House: “By the way, ten votes doesn't seem like much, but that's the most impeachable party votes in history. I think the previous high number was five. There were five Democrats who voted for Clinton on multiple cases of Clinton's impeachment. So that doubles the number of people who voted against Clinton in terms of voting against a president of your own party. It is remarkable. All of these districts are drawn – they are not drawn as swing districts. They are drawn to be one way or the other. That's a great number in the house. "
There were zero Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted for the indictment against Trump in 2019, so ten votes is a huge increase. Getting the Republican pro-impeachment vote into double digits is a big deal as it puts pressure on Senate Republicans to consider condemning Trump.
Republicans made the first impeachment a partisan issue, but this time it is not possible.
There is a real possibility that Donald Trump will be convicted in the Senate.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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