BREAKING: FIRST Republican Comes Out In Support Of Trump’s IMPEACHMENT

He just threw President Trump under the bus…

The Democrat-controlled House shouldn’t have much trouble impeaching President Trump. After all, Democrats enjoy a 235-198 margin over Republicans, with one independent and one vacant seat.

But Democrats are looking to add some Republicans — and they may have just found one.

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) has become the first House Republican to voice support for an impeachment inquiry into Trump — and he wants everyone to know. 

In a conference call with reporters on Friday, Amodei said he won’t necessarily vote to impeach Trump, but he said the House should “put it through the process and see what happens.”

“I’m a big fan of oversight, so let’s let the committees get to work and see where it goes,” he said, according to audio of the call released by The Nevada Independent.

“Using government agencies to, if it’s proven, to put your finger on the scale of an election, I don’t think that’s right,” Amodei said. “If it turns out that it’s something along those lines, then there’s a problem.”

Amodei later pulled back on his remarks, issuing a statement after the Independent’s piece was published in which he said, “In no way, shape, or form did I indicate support for impeachment.”

“Amodei declined to say whether he believes Trump committed an impeachable offense, though he noted that his comments in the call were regrettable,” said the Independent.

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“If it was my statement and I had the ability to do it over, I would probably phrase it differently,” he said. “I don’t know that it’s a smoking gun.”

“I think that’s why we have the committee process,” he added. “I won’t attribute what was in the president’s mind. That wasn’t a great way to express concern about it. Part of what the committees will do is try to find some context for that and then based on what a fair reading of the context is, they’ll go forward from there.”

The Nevada Republican dismissed the notion, raised by Trump, that the issue was raised by political enemies in the government looking for any reason to depose him. He noted that Trump has a reputation for coming out hard when he feels like he’s being attacked, but said the issue is one of law. “I don’t care if it was a partisan spy or not,” Amodei said. “The only thing I get a vote on is, if it comes to the House floor… do I think that there is evidence there that is credible, that says he broke a specific law?”

The endgame will take place is the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-45 margin over Democrats, with two independents. But to convict Trump and oust him from office, Democrats need a 2/3 majority, or 67 votes. That means Democrats need 22 extra votes to get to the magic number.

Some in the Senate may be convinceable. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has called Trump’s actions “troubling,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said the phone call with the Ukrainian president was “very concerning,” and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) has warned Republicans against “rushing to circle the wagons to say there’s no there there when there’s obviously lots that’s very troubling there.”

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18 Comments

  • Ronald Vantine
    Posted September 29, 2019 5:22 pm 0Likes

    I understand he no longer supports impeachment inquiry.

    • GomeznSA
      Posted September 29, 2019 7:21 pm 0Likes

      Ronald – that was the indication from his later statement.
      While I have no problem with PROPER oversight – the current maneuver by the house dems is no more of a valid investigation than the mueller fishing expedition was.
      The best thing to come out of all of their shenanigans is that they are revealing exactly what they are – a mendacious, power hungry bunch of opportunists. Oh wait, that describes ‘almost’ all politicians ;-(

    • Cliff
      Posted September 29, 2019 9:57 pm 0Likes

      If he once supported impeachment, vote his worthless ass out of his office, no room for back stabbers !!!

      • cp123
        Posted September 29, 2019 11:04 pm 0Likes

        Now we know the name of one RINO we can get rid of. He can run as a dem now.

  • Wildmann
    Posted September 29, 2019 5:39 pm 0Likes

    Look at him!! You can tell he’s a Weenie just by one LOOK!

    • mk
      Posted September 29, 2019 6:10 pm 0Likes

      He is no Republican he is nothing more than a RINO in other words he could b considered a traitor.

  • Robert Dimmock
    Posted September 29, 2019 6:06 pm 0Likes

    I don’t believe this, I takes a gutless wimp to stab someone in the back, does he think he will get an award for his action. Hopefully he will be a one time wonder.

  • Francis Firmin
    Posted September 29, 2019 6:08 pm 0Likes

    He brain dead

  • Brenda
    Posted September 29, 2019 6:25 pm 0Likes

    Mitt Romney? Most of his service record was a lie. There is a saying, don’t throw stones at glass houses. I would love it if they would “investigate” those stupid Demorats that are on the committee. Maxine, Elijah, would be enough to hang their asses’ out to dry.

  • USMC/Ret.
    Posted September 29, 2019 6:34 pm 0Likes

    looks like the 100 + temps. in Nevada have destroyed his brain.
    who is this Clown ?

  • Wendell Fountain
    Posted September 29, 2019 7:00 pm 0Likes

    This creep is not a republican. He’s a fake republican (F-R)!

  • Wayne
    Posted September 29, 2019 7:40 pm 0Likes

    Well kiss the Congressman from Neveda good bye re-election just went out the window !!!

  • Sergio Pastor
    Posted September 29, 2019 8:00 pm 0Likes

    Sorry but he just a traitor and as a DEMOcrat myself I will no support this asshole

  • NavyPO
    Posted September 29, 2019 8:12 pm 0Likes

    Rep. Mark Amodie (R-NV) is a traitor!

  • Sandra
    Posted September 29, 2019 9:58 pm 0Likes

    I certainly hope that Amodei, Romney, Murkowski, and Sasse are ready for retirement. By coming out against the President, particularly when they do not have a legitimate reason other than being Rinos. When each come up for re-election they should be sent to the boneyard where they belong.

  • Jo
    Posted September 30, 2019 1:58 am 0Likes

    How much money are tax payers going to pay for this farce. This shit needs to be stopped.

  • Gwen Zeller
    Posted September 30, 2019 4:42 pm 0Likes

    The republicans need to learn. Pres trump is what we want. Not them. They need to change. We need real people, businessmen, etc. Not politicians. Most of whom. Benefit from the system.

  • Danny
    Posted October 3, 2019 10:03 pm 0Likes

    Here is the problem! First you notice that it is the Rhinos who are blowing in the wind. The real problem is all these lifelong office holders are not use to their actions being called out! There unfortunately are lots of crooks in our government and Bidens behavior in more normal then not. Go Trump clean up the swamp…!!

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