*Ugh* GOP Senator Roy Blunt: There Aren’t 51 Votes To Dismiss Trump Articles Of Impeachment

(Gateway Pundit) – Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) told reporters on Monday that the GOP caucus does not have 51 votes to dismiss the articles of impeachment.

It would take 51 votes in the Senate to dismiss the articles of impeachment.

Currently there are 53 Republican Senators and 47 Democrats, including 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats.

The Hill reported:

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters on Monday that the Senate Republican caucus doesn’t have the votes to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, who endorsed an “outright dismissal” over the weekend.

“I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss. … Certainly there aren’t 51 votes for a motion to dismiss,” Blunt, the No. 4 Senate Republican, told reporters after a closed-door leadership meeting.

Although President Trump has expressed he wants to call in witnesses such as Eric Ciaramella (the whistleblower), Pelosi, the Bidens and Schiff, he floated the prospect of dismissing the articles as to not give credence to the sham impeachment.

“Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, ‘no pressure’ Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!” Trump tweeted on Sunday.

Republican Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Rob Portman (OH) have already asserted they will not likely support a motion to dismiss, arguing that they would like both sides to call witnesses and make their case.

In order for the Senate to convict Trump and remove him from office, two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote in favor of removal which means 20 Republican Senators would have to turn on Trump, a highly unlikely scenario.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t bet on it! I would not be surprised to see 20 “Chicken Sh#t” Rino’s turn on the President so they can get back to the “Good Old Boys Club” way back in D.C. Never in my 64 years have I seen such outright lies, deceit, theft and treasonous actions taken by “BOTH” parties of this Nation of ours and “Nothing” is done about it except “Investigations”( Code word for “Stall till they forget about it”) The corruption is rampant and you can see there is a definite two tier justice system. The “Elite” walk, the common man does “Time” The Sewer in politics is endless and deep! All should be fired or it will never change.

  2. Collins and Portman are among a handful of Republicans who need to be primaried out. There are no alleged crimes in the Impeachment articles and they fail to rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. Either the Senate needs to dismiss the allegations outright, or they need to conduct a long trial that allows the “litigants” to bring forward unlimited numbers of “witnesses”. Then the Senators need to be allowed to ask direct questions of these witnesses. I’d love to see Cruz, Graham, Lee and other Republican’s question the likes of Schiff, Biden, Clinton, Obama and any number of their aides and subordinates. It might not be such a waste of time and money after all.

  3. As a Navy Vietnam veteran…. I can honestly say this:
    When I look at every elected democrat and (sadly) too many elected republican bureaucrats, had any of these sissy boys and squirrelly females (no females on combatant ships back then) been on my ship when General Quarters sounded at 0300 hours in the morning during a deployment most of my shipmates would have told them, “Just stay in your rack and keep the F out of our way”!!!
    They are pathetic!

  4. There is nothing to SEE with these so called “witnesses” giving their opinions/hearsay/LIES. Just DISMISS these FALSE charges, MOVE on and SERVE the U.S. People. QUIT wasting TAXPAYER’S money on a SHAM impeachment! (Or, NAIL these witnesses and send them to PRISON for PERJURY, when these witnesses LIE under OATH). Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  5. Just because the Democrats were willing to run a Kangaroo court in the House that doesn’t mean the Republicans should run a Kangaroo court in the Senate!!! The FACTS will exonerate the President and destroy the Democratic party!!!

  6. Seems to me (and it should to any OBJECTIVE person also) that since none of the allegations specified by the House are “impeachable offenses” that they should just be summarily dismissed. This whole charade by the democrats can open a real Pandora’s box where no POTUS will be able to have a candid conversation with any world leader, or any advisor, for fear of having everything announced to the world.

  7. President Trump WILL BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE. Why? #1 Warren,Sanders,Glabbad will not be allowed to sit on the Senate trial ,#2 You need to have 67 votes to remove…. Republicans have 53 and Democrats have 45 but Democrats must take away 3 senators formention and may three Democrats will not vote to remove so the Democrats will have only 39 ,you need 67 minus 39 you need 26 Republicans to vote to remove and we will never get it

    • You obviously meant to say WILL NOT. This IS NOT the past scenario where it “depends on what you deem the definition of is, is”. Slick Willy

  8. No !!!!! Bring forward the witness list for both Republicans and
    Democrats and then see how fast the Democrats will seek to stop the witness like Hunter,Hillary,Comey,Clapper,Kerry’s and Pelosi’s sons and may even Joe or Barrack from testifying

  9. That is why Piglushi waited to send the articles to the senate. She wanted to make sure that enough Rinos were going to go with the Dims. So here we go.

  10. GOP EUNICHS apparently are just as stupid as they are impotent. NO CRIME has been alleged, so to actually hold a trial makes the senate complicit with the TREASON committed by the house.

  11. Another ignorant RINO. So who is blackmailing this Blunt stooge? He certainly can’t be that stupid to side with Romney and Collins … or could he?

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