Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Impeachment Vote Could Be Taken by Secret Ballot | Newsmax.com

Impeachment Vote Could Be Taken by Secret Ballot | Newsmax.com: President Donald Trump could face a secret impeachment vote in the Senate if only three Republicans conditioned the ballot on their accepting the rules governing a trial in the chamber, a longtime GOP adviser argued Tuesday.

"If they didn't have to face backlash from constituents or the media or the president himself, who knows how many Republican senators would vote to remove?" Juleanna Glover posed in an opinion piece for Politico.

Glover has advised several Republicans, including former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said that he would immediately hold a trial if articles of impeachment were approved by the House.

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