During an MSNBC interview, one Democrat is claiming he has at least one Republican in support of impeaching the President and that others are willing to do the same. The Hill reports:
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) in an interview on Sunday said at least one Republican is considering supporting articles of impeachment against President Trump.
“I have one Republican that has said he is looking at it, he’s considering it,” Cohen said on “MSNBC Live with Alex Witt.” “I have other Republicans, just like Sen. Bob Corker suggested, who have told me on a constant basis that they know this man is not balanced, he is not capable of continuing to lead us.”
Cohen said those Republicans will “privately tell you, by their words and by their expressions, that they would like to see an end” to Trump’s presidency.
But, the Republican base is still supportive of Trump. That’s who’s strong in their primaries, and politically, they can’t come out and say it,” Cohen told host Alex Witt.
Cohen announced in August he would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump based on his comments following the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement at the time.
“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”
Another Democrat, Rep. Al Green (Texas), unveiled articles of impeachment against Trump on the House floor last week.
The way some in the Senate have acted I have no doubt that at least some of what Cohen is true. Members of the establishment cannot stand the President and want him gone. However, they are so caught up with power they don’t even have the courage to stand up and go against their base. Maybe they are like Sen. Flake and see Steve Bannon in his rearview mirror and don’t want to risk it.
Do you think there are Republicans that want to impeach the President?