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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:31 PM

69. Who are they going to fight? Other republicans?

Because one way or another, removing Trump is going to require the support of a bunch of republicans.

For example, to impeach, it currently would require 24 House Repubs to join with every House Democrat. Maybe, hopefully that number will decline after the 2018 elections, but if the impeachment process wasn't begun until 2019, it's going to be hard to get it completed before the 2020 election since repubs may have an incentive to slow the process down as much as they can.

And it would take 19 Senators to convict -- again, may be a lesser number after November 2018, but still a bunch.


And if its the 25th amendment that's in play (and I for one don't think it ever will be), you're talking about the VP, one half plus one of the cabinet and, ultimately, 96 House Republicans (and 19 Senate Republicans) joining with Democrats to push Trump out.

Where the repubs have numbers, they have repub representatives. Are they going to go looking for Democrats or will they eat their own?

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