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Monday, December 04, 2017

Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said he believes "we're closer to impeachment now than we think" during a discussion on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday.

Castellanos, who also serves as a CNN contributor, suggested that if Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore wins a special election next week, he could become the face of the party and hurt GOP candidates in next fall's midterm elections.

Asked by Stephanopoulos if special council Robert Mueller "posed an existential threat" to the President Trump given former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea on Friday, the veteran strategist said "I don't see that yet."

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"All we have seen is charges for tax evasion and lying to the FBI. You know, only in Washington is it an industry that people go to jail for covering up crimes they don't commit as a standard procedure," he said.

"But combined two converging currents, the Mueller investigation, looking for that obstruction of justice charge, and then Alabama," he continued.

"Roy Moore coming to the Senate possibly in a week. And he becomes the face of the Republican Party for the next year when we're already in danger of losing the House. It's likely we'll do that without him, lose the House. Trump gets impeached."

"We're closer to impeachment now than we think," Castellanos concluded.

A majority in the House would have to vote for impeachment. In the Senate, a two-thirds vote is required for impeachment.

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A majority in the House would have to vote for impeachment. In the Senate, a two-thirds vote is required for impeachment.

Best case scenario is it passes the house.

Never passing the Senate, not in the foreseeable future.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-04 11:06 PM | Reply

No it isn't. Republicans would never impeach a sitting Republican President. It's foolish to even consider impeachment as an option.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-05 09:15 AM | Reply

#1 & #2

While it may not garner sufficient votes I think we would all be surprised about how many hardcore republicans would vote for impeachment. His own party doesn't even REALLY want him.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-05 10:53 AM | Reply

With corrupt a holes like Ryan and McConnell in charge, it will never happen.

Party over country.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-05 11:04 AM | Reply

The point is the GOP losing the House, giving impeachment a chance.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-05 01:05 PM | Reply

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