By Newsweek. Democratic senator has claimed as many as “five to ten” of his Republican colleagues could vote to impeach President Donald Trump if articles of impeachment are brought before the chamber.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal told MSNBC on Wednesday that “five to ten” GOP senators voting with Democrats was a “high-end” prediction, but suggested his estimate could rise further should “unpredicted evidence” emerge in the impeachment inquiry.
The senator’s prediction on MSNBC’s Hardball show yesterday came as the House Judiciary Committee held a debate on the articles of impeachment unveiled by Democrats on Tuesday. . .
Asked for a ‘high end’ number of Republican senators who would vote for conviction of the president, were he to be put on trial, Sen. Blumenthal told MSNBC: “I would give the high-end probably five to ten. I think that’s a realistic number. (Read more from “Senator Gives High-End Estimate That ‘Five to Ten’ Republicans Will Vote for Trump Impeachment” HERE)
Democrats Grilled Over How They Ended Impeachment Hearing
By Daily Wire. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, announced an apparent change in scheduling on voting to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump late on Thursday night and was subsequently blasted by the Republicans for not even bringing them in to discuss their schedules.
“It has been a long two days of consideration of these articles [of impeachment] and it is now very late at night,” Nadler said. “I want the members on both sides of the aisle to think about what has happened over these last two days and to search their consciousnesses before we cast our final votes.
“Therefore the committee will now stand in recess until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at which point I will move to divide the question so that each of us may have the opportunity to cast up or down votes on each of the articles of impeachment and tell history to be our judge,” Nadler continued. The Committee is in recess.”
Ranking Member Doug Collins slammed Nadler, “Mr. Chairman, there is no consulting from the Ranking Member on your schedule for tomorrow in which you just blown up schedules for everyone? You chose not to consult the Ranking Member on a schedule issue of this magnitude? This is kangaroo court that we’re talking about.”
“It’s Stalinesque,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shouted. “Let’s have a dictator, it was good to hear about that.”
This is how Democrats ended their impeachment hearing today on the House Judiciary Committee pic.twitter.com/oHm2xOrouy
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 13, 2019
Rep. Doug Collins holds nothing back, absolutely savaging Rep Jerry Nadler for an "ambush" where "his integrity is gone."
"This committee is more interested in getting on TV in the morning…"
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) December 13, 2019
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Watch: Democrat Congressman Watches Golf During Impeachment Hearing
By Daily Wire. Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA) was accused of watching the President’s Cup golf tournament during the Democrats’ impeaching hearing on Thursday night in the House Judiciary Committee.
The incident, noticed by GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest, appears to show Richmond not taking the Democrats’ impeachment hearing seriously as he was clearly focused on the golf tournament.
Guest tweeted out a video showing Richmond watching golf, adding, “What on earth is Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond watching on his laptop during this impeachment markup? To me, it looks like Rep. Richmond is watching the President’s Cup golf tournament. Richmond’s actions are a DISGRACE.”
In the video posted by Guest, Richmond can be seen at the bottom of the screen, right above CNN’s “BREAKING NEWS’ chyron, wearing a light gray suit.
In a second tweet, Guest zoomed in and the video clearly shows, although blurry, that Richmond was watching golf.
Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond is watching golf. pic.twitter.com/Qu0Npl8RrD
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 13, 2019
— Bob Estes (@BobEstesPGA) December 13, 2019
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