Fox News’ Juan Williams has said some pretty far out things before, but this one really takes the cake.
Williams, in an article published by The Hill on Monday, stated that he believes there could be enough Republican support within the Senate to remove Trump from office.
How could it happen?
In order for Trump to be removed from office, a supermajority would have to vote to approve the motion. For that to happen, every Democrat would have to vote for his removal from office, plus 20 GOP senators would have to defect to meet the requirement.
While the rest of the world says there is no way this could possibly happen, Juan Williams begs to differ. Williams believes senators like Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will side with Dems.
He further stated that Republican senators retiring from office may also side with Democrats since there would be no political repercussions for them to face from their Republican voter base.
Finally, to round out his prediction, Williams believes some senators that ran for president in 2016 will play the revenge card for having lost the nomination to Trump. If that is the case, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Rand Paul (R-KY) would all be voting for removal.
Only if this perfect storm of Republican defections comes to pass would Democrats even have a shot at actually removing Trump from office. Of course, Williams has a history of vehement distaste for Trump, so of course, he’s looking for a sliver of hope that the Democrat plan will be successful.
The fact that The Hill allowed that article to be published shows just how ridiculously biased the mainstream media can be at times. Virtually everything Williams claims as a possibility in his article could never happen.
Cruz, Rubio, and Paul have already spoken against this impeachment, with Cruz going so far as to say he would push for immediate dismissal.
As far as the retiring senators go, many of them have already voiced their support for Trump, with several of them only retiring due to self-imposed term limits.
The only area where Williams may have gotten it right is with Romney and Murkowski, but even that is a reach to assume both of them will side with Democrats as they have only indicated that they may vote with Democrats on procedural matters, not actual conviction and removal.
The reality is that the opposite of Williams’ prediction is likely to come about, as no Republican senators have voiced support for the removal of Trump, but several Democrat senators have indicated that they’re not fully on board with the Democrat agenda.