52% now support impeachment and removal from office.
It is highly relevant that Nixon resigned when that number reached 58%, just 6 points away.
I now believe that conviction is MUCH more likely in the Senate, as Republicans are highly pissed off with Trump’s actions in the Middle East and may decide to use the Senate trial to conduct a “palace coup.” On the surface, they would vote to convict on the charges presented, but in reality they would be voting to rid themselves of a liability.
It is highly important that, if Trump is convicted in the Senate, that the Senate take the precautionary step of forever disqualifying him from holding any office of honor or profit under the United States. If they don’t do that, he could theoretically be reelected in 2020. By disqualifying him, they immediately end his 2020 candidacy and Republicans must select a new ticket.
Oh, and Mitch McConnell has instructed Republican Senators to prepare for an impeachment trial by Thanksgiving.
No doubt they want Trump out of the way prior to the beginning of the primary and caucus season.
Nothing in the way of removal from office now. Trump has burned his last bridges with Senate Republicans and the whole sordid story is rapidly being told by witnesses.
Trump will likely be gone by Christmas.
I will not miss him.
Not particularly fond of Pence either, but hopefully a better candidate can displace him for 2020.