Jerry Nadler Says There is a ‘Possibility’ Senate Will Vote to Remove Trump
House Judiciary Committee Chairman is optimistic on impeachment
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said he believes there is a “possibility” that the Senate will vote to remove President Donald Trump from office, during a broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In" on Thursday.
Nadler added that Republicans in the Senate “may take a look at the election results the other day and start thinking, maybe I should be a little more fair and not dismissive.”
Host Chris Hayes asked:
“Do you see the process as possibly ending in the removal of the president of the United States? Is that a live possibility in your mind?”
“I think it is a possibility."
"I don’t know how to estimate the possibility, but I would certainly say it’s not a zero possibility. … I think it’s possible, depending how strong the evidence is, and depending on other political considerations, that maybe the Senate will act to remove the president," Nadler added.
"But I’m not going to give an estimate, and I can’t estimate that, but I will say I don’t think it’s a zero possibility."
"That’s a very cynical view that it’s a zero possibility. I also, to be political about it, I think some Republican senators may take a look at the election results the other day and start thinking, maybe I should be a little more fair and not dismissive.”
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In contrast to Nadler's' remarks, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dealt a devastating blow on Thursday to the Democrats' push for impeachment by saying the Senate will acquit Trump if a trial is held.
The move would officially end the Democratic anti-Trump agenda to impeach the president, driven by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
An instant acquittal would be a crushing result for the Democrats, who are banking on impeaching President Trump in a bid to sabotage his chances of re-election in 2020.
Moreover, public support for impeaching Trump has significantly fallen since Democrats pushed through a resolution approving the “impeachment inquiry," according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday.