There’s a surprisingly plausible path to removing Trump from office

There’s a surprisingly plausible path to removing Trump from office

[Ed. – The tone of the title might be more appropriate to a piece on how to get rid of termites or garden pests — which, come to think of it, is not all that different from how Dems and Never Trumpers, like this, view the task at hand.]

By most everyone’s judgment, the Senate will not vote to remove President Donald Trump from office if the House impeaches him. But what if senators could vote on impeachment by secret ballot? If they didn’t have to face backlash from constituents or the media or the president himself, who knows how many Republican senators would vote to remove?

A secret impeachment ballot might sound crazy, but it’s actually quite possible. In fact, it would take only three senators to allow for that possibility.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will immediately move to hold a trial to adjudicate the articles of impeachment if and when the Senate receives them from the House of Representatives. Article I, Section 3, of the Constitution does not set many parameters for the trial. …

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