Don’t assume the Senate would *never* remove Donald Trump

 

As public approval for the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump grows, vulnerable Senate Republicans will need to decide whether they break away from the majority in an attempt to save their own political careers. Chris Cillizza analyzes the steps that would have to happen to lead the Republican-majority Senate to remove the President from office. #CNN #News #Cillizza

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Don't assume the Senate would *never* remove Donald Trump

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70 Comments on "Don’t assume the Senate would *never* remove Donald Trump"

  1. Hey, Chris here — do you think it’s possible that Senate Republicans turn on Trump?

    • @VAGA Official TV MOVE TRUMP?? remove trump movement or string-em up movement plenty of names more fitting for trump’s removal from his destruction in the WH

    • @Jeanine The house isn’t required to take a vote, you know why? Because your republican party under John Boehner changed the rules of the house when Obama was president. Have a nice day.

  2. They’re too heavily invested and pig headed.

    • But they’re afraid for their seat.

    • No Rich. They have turned. Fair elections or no constitution. That’s the choice our president has forced us to make.

    • @William H Assuming you’re a US citizen, and I’m not actually assuming that, this is not your personal country.

    • Democrats? Yeah we know after failing 127 fake investigations, selling out to Xi’s 50 cent army, and selling out their own party to socialists who are ousting them as we speak; they just need something.

  3. joshua manypenny | October 22, 2019 at 10:55 AM | Reply

    Yeah. “Ok”

  4. Halibut Ceviché | October 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM | Reply

    The one thing that is always predictable is peoples’ stupidity.

    • @Tim Ryan If you asked Trump if he was a king, do you think he;d say yes?
      I don’t think so and i think you’d be listening to too much CNN and MSNBC is you think he would. That’s straight leftist propaganda.

    • @backwoods blue ridge most dont think passed having fair elections. Trump will find that out.

    • Can one of Trump supports explain to me why you support Trump and why you think nearly every major News outlet (including FOX) is making up lies about Trump ? Is it like a professional wrestling kind of thing where Trump is the villain taking it to the Liberals ? I don’t know what else it could be, he has not produced anything other than a huge tax cut for the super wealthy and you all can’t be wealthy, I have seen his rallies.

    • Joe .. I’m not a Trump supporter because of the” obvious “. He’s been trying to beat the system since he turned 16 yo Crooked corrupt and self-centered

  5. Mirsada Talovic | October 22, 2019 at 11:06 AM | Reply

    The Mitt Romney-Pierre hint in the background is so freaking funny though.

  6. *The one thing that is always predictable is peoples’ stupidity*

  7. 3:31 “If you could show me that Trump was actually engaging in a quid pro quo — besides the one we already know about — that would be very disturbing.”

  8. Project Veritas

    • Retards gonna project veritas

    • @Thomas Silver – Yeah, here is CNN’s response to this video. They don’t care enough to comment on it. Also, Trump is the one that threatens to sue everyone and seldom actually follows through.

      So is your issue only with CNN or with all corporate media? Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch were personal friends of Trump and Fox News used to attack Obama daily. If your argument is with corporate media as a whole then I’m with you in your concerns although I wouldn’t use a video by these morons as evidence or justification for those concerns. If your concerns are just about CNN then perhaps you shouldn’t watch it or their videos. I don’t watch Fox News or their videos and don’t waste my time commenting on their videos. I guess you have more time on your hands and a much less enjoyable life than I do if you choose to waste your time like this. That is very sad.

    • Southern Fried Cynic | October 22, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @Nate S Doesn’t change video evidence, smart guy.

    • @Southern Fried Cynic – Video evidence from known liars and people that are known to deceptively edit video?! Yeah, that is pretty shitty evidence, son.

  9. Steve Brusk *EXPOSED* by Project Veritas as a #metoo assailant.

  10. Hector Of Texas | October 22, 2019 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be funny to see all those senators that trump insulted during the primary have the last laugh and vote to remove him from office.

    • Most trumpsters DO have a brain functioning and can see that the law is against his tactics. I think they can be proud it wasn’t Hillary and let him go face his screw ups. Everyone is ready to Get Over It and move on to leadership as diplomatic adults. Republicans have more to lose by trying to excuse his actions.

    • LMAO Hector my dude wherever did you find that hideous pic for your avatar?Haha this has to be your troll account where you’re pretending to be like an idiotic weakling right?That pic is perfect for it 👌

    • @Tim Ryan He released the transcript which does not show quid pro quo and the Ukrainian president chimed in to announce he felt no pressure and was already reopening the cases buried by the previous government. Day late $10 short. And those 54 still aren’t all the way in. They spent the break getting locked out or booed out of their own town halls.

    • YouWillbe Mocked | October 22, 2019 at 12:26 PM | Reply

      RINOs like ROMNEY, MURKOWSKI, and McSALLY are all the D-BAGS have… but they don’t even have DOUG JONES (ALABAMA) or JOE MANCHIN (VIRGINIA) so its just not going to HAPPEN… but CNN and all the FAKE NEWS MEDIA will push the narrative because it plays to the TDS sufferers who make up most of their LOW INFORMATION VIEWERS…
      (so keep eating your NOTHING BURGER… its good and Crunchy!)

    • @SPZ Aruba i’d like to beleive you but…

      I think you might be smart yet…

      I’d like to help you though…I need you to do me some political favors

      The transcripts only confirm the quid pro quo everyone else in the adminstration is testifying to.

      In the words of Mulvaney ‘get over it.’ Stop trying to not understand.

  11. If Romney’s formerly secret twitter account is to be believed he has certainly reached the correct conclusion on removal. The question is will he actually cast the vote.

    • The president will win reelection and the house will flip, best part is that this vile network of hypocrites will help. Best thing for you is to find a shrink now because there will be a run on them come next year.

    • Laurell LaurellBay | October 22, 2019 at 12:13 PM | Reply

      Delectable Peter is involved in child traffiking and would love to see our beloved DULY elected President of the United States, Donald J Trump gone. Mittens will be losing his fortune for trafficking and going to jail

    • Yea, he would cast the vote. He’s a traitor of the republican party. With 2 others Alexander, some other nobody.

  12. In the end they’ll all turn on him.

  13. Anna-bird Retired | October 22, 2019 at 11:31 AM | Reply

    How you can understand Graham’s statement to be a crack in his loyalty is beyond me. He was moving the goalposts (again) & reasserting his loyalty.

  14. Are we a nation of laws and constitutional rights

    If so then we can not allow this corrupt president and administration to continue

    Impeach this president remove this president and his administration

    If not then sit back all hell is about to by break loose let the carnage begin

    • Actually the constitution says it is the citizens civic duty to overthrow unjust/corrupt government should the USA be in that situation.

    • Jake Mcewen ditto, i want Kentucky i will get justice if carnage is what this gop wants so be it

      Personally i would rather see civil reality but it seems putin has taken our nation just as he did Georgia Maldova and parts of the Ukraine is civil war really what the gop wants

      On a serious note there’s an armed chinese American in every shopping center and strip mall across America the second amendment made this a reality

      The American Chinese are a militia and you dont really believe china would just sit back and watch Russia or putin take America

      Racism and populist have no place in America

      Honor our constitution or face the reality

  15. Professor Liberal Avenger | October 22, 2019 at 11:37 AM | Reply

    The idea that Moscow Mitch would do something honest is as unlikely as Maga Maggot doing something honest.

  16. Mitt Romney is one of the few Republicans that I actually have respect for. & thats coming from a dyed in the wool Democrat.

  17. Hihi like how you subtly covered Clinton on the wall due to the latest scandal

  18. Chris has lost all credibility after his hateful comments about mayonnaise!

  19. IMPEACH Donald or watch him T R U M P America !

  20. This like listening to Madcow explain how Don would never be elected. 🤔🐷💩

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