The number of House Representatives supporting the impeachment inquiry has reached a total that makes an impeachment trial imminent, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel admits that the Senate Chamber has no other option but to follow through.
A total of 225 House Democrats and one (1) independent Representative (Rep. Justin Amash), has surpassed the 218 majority number required, in approving all charges for impeachment that Trump will face for willfully disregarding his duties and abusing his authority as duly elected president of the United States.
The contents of the whistleblower complaint as well as the transcript of the telephone conversation has provided details about Trump’s questionable act of seeking the Ukraine President’s assistance in besmirching leading election-opponent Joe Biden’s reputation. Although Senator McConnell does not have the power to block the trial, he and other Republican Senators comprise the majority that will decide whether Trump should continue to stay in office, or be removed, and if necessary, be convicted for unlawful actions the latter committed.
However, there is still a possibility that the majority number represented by the Republican Senators to assure Trump of an acquittal, might not solidify. About 30 unnamed Republican Senators have already expressed acknowledgment that the initial evidence presented, show proof of unlawful actions that necessitate Trump’s removal from office. Still, they also indicated that they will support such judgment, only if the voting process will be carried out under the cloak of secrecy.
Trump Makes the Possibility of Impeachment Trial More Likely by Retweeting Threats of Civil War
While the ongoing impeachment inquiry continues to intensify, an evangelical pastor named Robert Jeffress appeared at Fox News to give warning that if ever the impeachment trial results to Trump’s removal, a civil war-like fracture will take place. Trump on the other hand gave encouragement to the pastor’s notion by retweeting the civil war warning.
This prompted Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger to openly rebuke Trump by calling the latter’s action of spreading civil war threats as repugnant, especially if coming from the president of the United States. The Republican Congressman, who has seen active military action as U.S. Air Force pilot in several battles, including the Iraq War said
I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. — I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President.