Republican support for impeachment risesPosted by Annie May / November 2, 2019
The lifeblood of the Trump presidency is draining, one percentage point at a time. The Republican Party, which has been so blindly, cultishly loyal to Trump, is gradually awakening from its somnambulant stupor. It seems unlikely that they realize the emperor is, in fact, naked. Rather, they had made a schoolyard bully the skin and sinew and muscle of the Party. They see now that the skin is tinged too orange, the sinew weak, and the muscle atrophied. And so they’re leaving the party in the steady drip-drip-drip of blood dripping from the soon-to-be corpse.
According to a recent poll, nearly a fifth of Republicans now support Trump’s impeachment. Will the drip turn to a stream, or will it dry up? So far, it doesn’t look good for Trump.
Public support for impeaching Trump is higher than both Nixon and Clinton during their impeachments. And, according to new polls, support for impeaching Trump is on the rise.
Bill Weld, a Republican Party primary challenger, accused Donald Trump of treason for urging Ukraine to meddle in the 2020 elections.
“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election,” Weld said, “It couldn’t be clearer, and that’s not just undermining democratic institutions. That is treason. It’s treason, pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death. That’s the only penalty. “he penalty under the Constitution is removal from office, and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could work out a plea deal.”