The Hill: GOP senators say they’re ready to vote for Trump impeachment
Republican senators on Tuesday said they’re prepared to vote to remove President Donald Trump from office and urged Democrats to do the same.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he’s ready to support impeachment charges if Democrats don’t move quickly.
But, he said, it’s not up to Republicans to decide who wins and loses.
Rubio said it’s important to understand that impeachment requires the support of two-thirds of the House, and that “the American people do not support” Trump’s removal.
Senators John McCain, R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., have both said they will support impeachment and called on Republicans to pass a resolution declaring the president’s removal is a violation of the Constitution.
The president’s impeachment has been on the table for more than two weeks, but it’s been unclear when the Senate would act on it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R., said on Tuesday that he would hold a vote on Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday, but the Senate’s top Republican, John Cornyn, said on Thursday he hasn’t heard from McConnell about the impeachment resolution.
Senator Marco Rubio speaks to reporters after a hearing on the Trump-Russia investigation, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Washington.AP / Drew AngererSenate Majority Leader Sen. John Cornu, R, Texas, speaks with reporters during a closed-door hearing on Trump-Russian probe, Tuesday in Washington, D.C.AP