*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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23 COMMENTS

  1. It’s utterly disgusting that after the sham impeachment conducted in the House the GOP would be unified to Dismiss the charges! Senators, witnessed, the Star Chamber communist inquiry, the exposed lies, the fraud, the hearsay witnesses, the sham committee inquiry, the blocking of minority questioning, the inability of the minority to call witnesses, the denial of POTUS due process. GOP senators that do not vote to dismiss are a betrayal to the Constitution. Tens upon tens of Million Trump supporters will now actively seek Trump Supporting Republicans to run Primary’s against these incumbents that belong on the Dem side of the isle. Trump supporters will campaign against these Senators like they’ve never seen before. Trump supporters have vowed to finally clean up the GOP of all the RINO’s. And aholes like Romney & Murkowski are going to experience the wrath of Trump supporters. Murkowski who’s not a Republican was a write in independent and McConnell should block her & Romney from caucusing with Republicans. Trump supporters have vowed not to support funding the NRSC and other such groups that will fund the campaigns of people like Portman, Collins and any other Senator that doesn’t support our POTUS. The Senate learned nothing from the sham Dem House inquiry, the BS Mueller investigation and all the other anti-USA processes the Dems created. It’s time to get these RINO senators out and patriotic Trump supporters in. The Senate learned nothing about coalescing around the POTUS from House Republicans. USA Republicans are fed up with GOP (RINO’s) and will now destroy any of their chances of re-election. Romney and Murkowski, who are not seeking re-election in 2020 will find themselves in the middle of controversy that will force their resignation!

  2. Someone should explain to Susan Collins and Rob Portman at al that this isn’t a trial in the sense that it takes place in a courtroom.
    This is an impeachment trial.
    The difference is, it’s up to the House to bring charges, allow witnesses from BOTH SIDES and hand it over to the Senate for a vote.
    Its NOT the job of the Senate to bring witnesses. That was supposed to have been done in the House.
    The fact that the Democrats didn’t allow President Trump to defend himself, demonstrated this was an unfair excercise, unconstitutional and partisan on all counts.
    Trump has every right to ask for a dismissal. There wasn’t a single first-hand witness, and in fact Ukraine’s president testified there was no quid-pro-quo.
    This is an embarrassment. Now the world sees the corruption we have come to know as the Swamp. And obviously, there are Republican members that should be drained too.

    • They did not let Trump call witnesses. This is a stupid libatards fiasco. They started empeachment before Trump took office. They wouldn’t let a conservative in the basement where they were holding this bullshat circus.

    • Mary,
      Trump had nothing to “witness” because there was nothing done on his part. Pelosi had to literally make up new terms by which to convict the POTUS because he had not, in fact been found guilty of anything that existed!!! Why would one want to, or succumb to the degradation that they had hoped to inflict on him within the confines of their private meetings? He had/ has nothing to defend himself of committing! The left condemns what they would have heralded had it been done by Obama. Simply because they do not like him. As leaders of this country, they should be mature, diplomatic, demonstrate poise and respect for the office that President Trump holds. Instead, the most prominent Democratic leaders in this country have acted like a bunch of gossiping middle-schoolers ( no offense to middle-schoolers) that have it out for the rich kid who just made class president!!! They are acting jealous, probably because a Republican has come in and knocked it out of the ballpark while the last couple of Presidents screwed around in the White House (literally, in some cases) and have left a mess that our current President is actually WORKING to clean up. Appeasing you’re enemy…when did that become a good defense strategy? The dems are now jumping up and down having a fit because President Trump demonstrates a no bull____ policy when it comes to protecting our service men and women. He is working to restore and maintain our rights and freedoms while having to swat like flies all the annoying nuances from day to day coming from the likes of Pelosi and her minions. I have to say I admire him for being strong and focused on our country in the midst of such chaos. He is TRYING TO MAINTAIN SOME DIGNITY FOR THIS COUNTRY WHILE THE DEMS ARE STRIPPING US OF EVERY BIT OF IT for what real reason? I’m not saying all Democrats are aligned with this sham just as there may be Republicans who support it but either way, I do believe that in the end, God will have the final say and if Trump does not win in 2020, as I hope, there will be a day of reckoning for all of these people who have spent so much time and money trying to frame our POTUS. For those who believe in the power of prayer, this is a time of great need! Please pray for our leaders. All of them. Especially, President Trump.

    • Arrest the entire democratic socialist communist party immediately, hand cuff them together and march them communists down Massachusetts Avenue into a jail cell. Let them all live togethe4in one cell and give them a taste of America’s justice.

  3. Doesn’t surprise me one bit. These poor excuses for a party couldn’t possibly forfeit the chance to grandstand in front of a camera. They’re as bad as the ‘looney libs’, and probably as corrupt. I tell you what, the American people have just about had it with Washington, and their BS.

  4. You buttholes have your hands out for more & more $$$$ but still think your job is to just “game” the people that allow you to be there in plush comfort.If it wasn’t for Trump you wouldn’t have your job!The time for games is way over.Trumps election doesn’t tell you anything?Portman Romney McKurski And OF COURSE Collins are ABSOLUTE RINO’S That should be FORCED OUT of anything Repub PRIMARY OUT ANYONE???The WHOLE COUNTRY KNOWS THIS TO BE A COMPLETE NWO/MARXIST/SOCIALIST SHAM>IT SEEMS EVERYONE BUT YOU!!!!!This is saying FU to those who put you in office!!!Any of you come out AGAINST ALL 2nd AMEND ATTACKS???YOU BETTER IF YOU VALUE YOUR “JOB””..

  5. Once again the GOP proves to be the Stupid Party. These nitwits can’t comprehend that the Dems want to exterminate the GOP, not defeat, exterminate. The segment of the country that Trump represents is hated, not resented, hated by the left for having the timerity to elect Trump and resist being ground down by anti-American laws and judicial decisions and the by the importation of the third world.

  6. Hopefully after the dems embarrass themselves in their presentation and the repubs refute it all and the dems DEMAND that the Senate allow witnesses the Republicans will take a complete SCORTCHED EARTH POLICY AND DESTROY THESE LIBRATURDS ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!! I do believe that the repubs must stick together but TDS infects a few of us too.

  7. Well, this tells a tale. Why won’t Republican Senators support their President?? Have they been got at by the DemocRATS?? Perhaps those who won’t support a dismissal can just get it over with and cross the floor, denounce their Republican membership and join the DemocRATS. Like RATS deserting a ship. They disgust me. Here we have a President being lied about BEFORE he took the Oath of Office, plotted against from the very get go, and now that they have manufactured these lies, and provided false evidence,(which no one has questioned) they will try to impeach him. Wake up you idiots!! You are going to collectively purjure yourselves at the impeachment trial, and, purjury, is a crime punishable by jail time. I look forward to that happening. Or perhaps the DemocRATS can buy their way out of it with all the money they have received from foreign interests. Does that scenario sound familiar? There is justice in this world, and I hope I see it done, but not against President Trump, against the evil, swamp dwelling, low life, theiving RATS!!

    • Libatards will never go to jail but a conservative will. The rhinos have got to go and we need to vote only true conservatives in their place. The four rhinos that won’t vote to dismiss this fiasco are idiots and should be voted out.

  8. Okay…. the Republicans need to call …..
    Joe Biden
    Hunter Biden
    Adam Schiff
    Jim Comey
    James Clapper
    John Brennen
    maybe another Dozen or so….

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