A 2020 Republican challenger who’s looking to take on President Donald Trump is letting the American people know that there are Republican lawmakers who support impeachment but haven’t been vocal about their position.
The former Massachusetts governor continued to say, “I wouldn’t want to get quoted. I don’t even like to ask someone to do something which is not in their political self-interest. But yeah, I would say there are four to six votes for removal right now.”
Additionally, Weld suggested that House Republicans who vote against the impeachment inquiry will “regret” their decision one day.
Following a more than 14-hour debate on Thursday between Republicans and Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee, the committee delayed the vote on two articles of impeachment. The vote is expected early Friday.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has declared that he doesn’t believe Trump is in any real danger, as he told Fox News there’s “no chance the president is going to be removed from office.”
The Senate is expected to begin an impeachment trial in January 2020.