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“The party is going to be totally broken” if it abandons Trump, Foster says, predicting Trump loyalists will spin off into a new third party. And the choice confronting party leaders as they ponder a renewed impeachment effort – whether to continue backing Trump or make him a pariah – will almost certainly cost the party voters it needs to win future elections, Republican party officials and strategists say. ‘GET OVER IT’Trump has at times been defiant amid the blowback from the Capitol riot. “The president defeated the Republican establishment in 2016 – the Republican Party, in terms of the voters, the movement, is very representative of the president’s agenda,” says Boris Epshteyn, a strategic advisor to Trump. It allowed Trump’s Republican critics to say, “we told you so - Trump is a threat,” Bruesewitz says.
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Four other Republican House members, Jaime Herrera Beutler, John Katko, Adam Kinzinger and Fred Upton, also said they supported impeachment. Pelosi on Tuesday named nine impeachment managers, who would present the House’s case for impeachment during a Senate trial. If Trump is impeached by the House, he would have a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again. Rather than a two-thirds vote, a simple Senate majority is needed to disqualify Trump from future office.
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National Guard members sleep in the Capitol Vistor's Center on Capitol Hill before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, January 13, 2021. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the No. As the House prepared for the impeachment vote, there were signs Trump’s hold on the Republican Party was beginning to ebb. House Republicans who opposed the impeachment drive argued Democrats were going too far, as Trump was on the verge of leaving office. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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If the House approves it, Trump would become the first president impeached twice. House impeachment of Trump would not immediately remove him from office but would set up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. It remained unclear whether such a trial would take place in time to expel Trump from office. As the House prepared for the impeachment vote, there were signs Trump’s hold on the Republican Party was beginning to ebb. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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U.S. Representative Cheney says will vote to impeach Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.90   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, who holds a high-ranking position in Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday said that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. In a statement noting that Trump “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack” on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Cheney said, “I will vote to impeach the president.”Cheney is the daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
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Soon-to-be ex-President Donald Trump has proven that even the United States, which has long touted its “city upon a hill” universal appeal, is not immune to authoritarianism. For almost a century, the United States' leadership in world affairs made it an indisputable “first,” a superpower opposing undemocratic forces elsewhere. The United States of America is a far cry from the traditional Hitler- or Stalin-type authoritarianism, characterized by complete state domination over people’s lives. The United States still has what those others do not: a legal system that is mostly independent from the authority of the executive and legislative branches. In the United States, politics has become a product less dependent on policy than on PR and performance.
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