DONALD TRUMP has been impeached by the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
It doesn’t mean much other than being seen as the shaming of a President. He remains in the White House unless he is removed from office and prevented from holding Federal positions through a conviction by the Senate.
But a Senate conviction is unlikely. It takes 67 votes — or 2/3 of the Senate membership — to convict. There are 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 Independents in the current Senate. Assuming all Democrats and the 2 Independents vote to convict, the Upper Hose will still need 20 votes from the Republicans. Given the partisanship nature of American politics, a. Trump conviction is a lost cause.
… the Senate Republicans break away from Trump and rally behind someone else to run for President in 2020.
How is this possible?
The U.S. Constitution is clear about the qualifications to become President:
In other words, if Trump were convicted in the impeachment case and the Senate, by a simple majority, votes to forever disqualify him from office Federal office, it would leave the Republican Presidential ticket in 2020 open.
Sure, this is our DREAM conspiracy, but with apologies to the Man of La Mancha, there is no such thing as “The Impossible Dream.”
So let’s all dream on…