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‘Yes’: Sen. Chris Murphy confirms at least five GOP senators would consider impeachment

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) confirmed that at least some of his Republican colleagues are considering the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.

The Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he’s personally spoken with GOP senators who would consider voting to impeach the president, if the House sends approves articles of impeachment requested Thursday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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“Quick final question, different topic,” said co-host Willie Geist. “Have you spoken to a single Republican colleague in the Senate who’s even considering voting for impeachment?”

“Yes,” Murphy said.

Geist seemed surprised, but Murphy confirmed he had, but declined to name the senators who expressed openness to impeaching Trump.

“It’s a small list, on one hand,” Murphy said, “and by the way, I don’t buy this secret ballot thing. If there was a secret ballot there would still only be a handful that would vote to impeach this guy.”

Murphy said the number of Republicans who would vote to impeach was five or fewer.

“I think that’s probably right,” he said.

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A Biden win will likely strip Mitch McConnell of all his power: CNN

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According to CNN polling analyst Harry Enten, should Joe Biden win the election on Nov. 3rd it will likely be part of a Democratic tidal wave that will also flip to the Senate to Democratic control -- and strip current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of his power.

Citing polls in which GOP incumbents are tied or trailing their Democratic opponents, Enten noted that Biden holds leads in those states and his popularity could sweep the down-ticket Democrats into the office too, handing Democrats control of the Senate to go along with the House where they are expected to remain in control.

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Trump defender buried on CNN for defending GOP push to seize Supreme Court seat

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On CNN Saturday, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman tore into GOP counterpart Alice Stewart for defending the GOP's Supreme Court power grab.

"I think it's important that [Republicans] proceed without delay on this," said Stewart. "They have the constitutional obligation to do so. And the Senate and in this administration. They also have historical precedent, given the timeline, this can be done. Many have been done in a much shorter time frame, as well as voters voted Republicans to control the Senate."

"I have to ask Alice, where was that constitutional obligation when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland?" said Zimmerman. "Of course the Republicans said it would be inappropriate, it was too close to a presidential election. Let's understand ... she is being chosen by Donald Trump and Mike Pence because they want to fill that Supreme Court, because they're going to be election challenges coming up and they want to make sure they have a vote that's going to rig the court in their favor."

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Colin Powell ally calls on House to begin ‘immediate’ impeachment hearings on Bill Barr

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning with Ali Velshi, former Colin Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should immediately begin impeachment hearings against Attorney General Bill Barr.

After discussing Donald Trump's threat to not strep down peacefully should he lose in November, Wilkerson turned his ire on Barr who has been accused of acting like the president's personal attorney.

Addressing Trump's riling up his base with accusations of election theft, Wilkerson said, "This is a very, very dicey situation that he's creating, and I don't think he's smart enough to realize that he is creating it to the extent that he is."

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