As the questioned impeachment against President Donald J. Trump continues its course, there are fewer and fewer representatives to support it, even among the ranks of Democrats.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said the only bipartisan consensus will be “against impeaching” President Donald Trump, according to Breitbart.
Collins said, “At this point, I don’t expect any Republican to vote for impeachment. We’ve seen early on in the inquiry, and it’s gotten worse for the Democrats since then,” he said, referring to the two Democratic representatives who have spoken out against impeaching the president.
“There will be at least two [Democrats],” Collins said, “the only thing that’s going to be bipartisan in this is against impeaching this president, not bipartisan for impeaching this president.”
In October two Democrats, Jeff Van Drew, 66 (D-N.J.), and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, 75, (D-Minn.) challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by voting against the impeachment inquiry, the New York Post reported.
And there could be three.
On Dec. 5, Dan Kildee, a Michigan Democrat, stated that he was considering not supporting the articles of impeachment.
“That’s the Democrats’ problem. Good luck selling that in a year,” Collins said of the next presidential election in 2020.
The Democrats initiated the impeachment of President Trump in October on charges of abuse of power for pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter on serious suspicions of corruption in Ukraine.
The inquiry hearings moved from House Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee chaired by Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). It is the Judiciary announces the articles of impeachment that the House will vote on.
The so-called Ukraine Case is turning against the Democrats as the investigation is revealing serious irregularities and corruption involving top party leaders such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi, among others.
The hearings are to resume on Monday, Dec. 9, with statements by committee members.
“Democrats should be embarrassed to pretend that this is intended to bring new information or evidence to the case,” Collins said, adding, “They’re trying to change people’s minds, they’re desperate to keep the votes, […] convince people that what they’re doing is right and they’re not succeeding.”