6 Republicans Who Have Turned on Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s inner circle has included white supremacists and potentially compromised foreign players. He’s now leaked classified information to Russia. And Trump likely tried to strong-arm the FBI into dropping an investigation into his administration, firing the FBI Director James Comey when the investigation continued.

Is this finally the turning point? Can we now genuinely discuss potentially impeaching the 45th president of the United States?

It’s certainly a possibility — and Republicans seem to agree. Here are six members of the GOP who seem to have turned on President Trump.

1. Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo

The Florida congressman is seeking reelection in a district that went 14 points for Clinton over Trump in the last election, and Curbelo must be feeling exactly how vulnerable he may be in 2018.

“Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo appears to have been the first Republican member of Congress to publicly suggest it might rise to an impeachable offense — obstruction of justice — if President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Russia ties,” reports the Miami Herald. “Curbelo acknowledged the possibility of impeachment when speaking to Capitol Hill reporters Tuesday afternoon, and later repeated it Tuesday night on CNN. “‘I Iwas just being honest,’ Curbelo said Wednesday in an interview with the Miami Herald, in which he called impeachment still ‘premature.’ ‘Any effort to impede or interfere with a federal investigation is by definition obstruction of justice, and there’s precedent for the House to consider obstruction of justice an impeachable offense.’”

2. Michigan Congressman Justin Amash

Amash has always been a thorn in the side of Republicans and Democrats alike, and now he’s a thorn in Trump’s side, too.

“Asked whether the Comey memo would merit impeachment, if its content are true, Amash replied: ‘Yes,’ adding ‘but everybody gets a fair trial in this country,’” the Detroit News reports. “Another reporter asked if Amash trusted Comey’s word over Trump’s, to which Amash replied: ‘I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.’ Amash, a frequent Trump critic who represents the Grand Rapids area, tweeted late Tuesday that he wants Comey to testify in an open session ‘ASAP,’ calling the allegations in his memo ‘incredibly serious.’”

3. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz

He was on the verge of quitting in midterm, but now, suddenly, Chaffetz is throwing himself wholeheartedly into the Comey FBI inquiry, demanding all of the former FBI director’s memos and pledging to follow the evidence to its conclusion.

“If the FBI doesn’t hand this over willingly, Chaffetz indicated he’d be ready to force it with a subpoena,” the Washington Post reports. “Gauntlet thrown. Now the rest of House Republicans have to decide if they’ll side with Chaffetz that Congress should pursue what Trump allegedly told Comey, wherever the facts may lead. (And it’s conceivable those facts could lead to a serious consideration about impeachment.) Or if they’ll give Trump the benefit of the doubt.”

4. North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones

Like his colleague Amash, Jones believes that nothing more can happen without an independent investigation.

“‘I think it could be’ impeachable, Jones told POLITICO,” the outlet reports. “‘We have to see where the evidence goes. If the evidence proves — and there has to be a proof — that there is reason for a discussion on impeachment, then it needs to happen… If we don’t protect the truth and defend the truth, then there’s no hope…. This has probably been the four months that I have felt like my nation is upside down.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article151089447.html#storylink=cpy

5. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham

Of course, Graham is no friend of Trump and has opposed him from the beginning of the term, but he’s taking his opposition up another notch over the Comey investigation.

“‘I do not believe in trial by newspaper article or investigations based on anonymous sources,’ Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement Wednesday. ‘However, it is important that Congress call the former FBI Director James Comey before the Judiciary Committee to obtain a full understanding of what President Trump may or may not have done regarding the Russian investigation, including Gen. Michael Flynn,’ he added,” the Post and Courier reports. “Graham said he was willing to work with Democrats to find the best way to move forward on the investigation, which he is helping to lead in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.”

6. Arizona Senator John McCain

Finally, there is Senator McCain, who brought out the big guns this week as the first to mention “Watergate,” the obstruction of justice scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign before he could be impeached.

“Sen. John McCain invoked Watergate in describing the escalating controversy surrounding alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. “‘I think it’s reaching the point where it’s of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals you and I have seen,’ the Arizona Republican said Tuesday night,” CNN reports. “‘It’s the centipede that the shoe continues to drop. Every couple of days, there’s a new aspect of this really unhappy situation.’” McCain later tried to backtrack by calling impeachment talk “not rational.”

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David C
David C10 days ago

why its only 6 I beyond my thinking though

Peggy B
Peggy B12 days ago


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Chrissie R
Chrissie R18 days ago

Thank you for posting.

Elaine W
Elaine W18 days ago

Encouraging news. Thanks.

Richard A
Richard Aabout a month ago

The republican party is full of people that put party before country and self before both party and country.
The democratic party also has its faults.

Lisa M
Lisa Mabout a month ago

Check again now...not quite!

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