Without naming names, Democrat Senator Chris Murphy claimed a “small list” of his Republican Senate Colleagues are considering voting to remove President Trump.
While this may upset some future Trump voters, Chris Murphy is in effect also acknowledging removing President Trump would likely be impossible, since it would require 20 GOP Senators to vote with Democrats to remove Trump and 20 is most certainly not “a small list.”
In terms of “best guesses” on who some of those Senators in the “small list” might be, Mitt Romney would top the list, who has openly said he would consider voting to impeach President Trump.
Next on the list would be Lisa Murkowski, who both voted against the Obamacare skinny repeal and against confirming Justice Kavanaugh.
Then there is Susan Collins, who also voted against Obamacare skinny repeal and ended up voting to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, but was considered the toss-up swing vote.
The Hill reported that Sen. Chris Murphy on Friday stated that he has spoken with a “handful” of Republican colleagues who would consider voting to remove Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will move to impeach him.
Asked during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he has spoken with “a single GOP colleague in the Senate who’s even considering voting for impeachment,” Murphy answered affirmatively.
“Yes,” he said, while declining to name any colleagues.
“It’s a small list, on one hand,” Murphy said.
Senator Chris Murphy claimed that he thought there was a maximum of five Republican senators who might vote to remove President Donald Trump.