Since starting to make calls on behalf of Defense Dem PAC last week, Luria said she's about halfway toward her goal, which is more than any member of Congress from Virginia has devoted to local races in recent years, according to campaign finance data compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. And so long as impeachment remains nothing more than the Democrats' second attempt at a coup - a narrative meant exclusively to boost their election prospects in 2020 - it will plainly be political theater at its cheapest and most craven.
Asked if she's doling out favors and raising money to bolster a potential future statewide campaign, Luria said, "I am focused on the 2nd District".
Collins says it's likely that the impeachment process will affect the timing of business before the Senate. I think the real question will be whether it rises to the level of an impeachable offense. When the only US citizen that President Trump highlights for China to investigate is his political opponent in the middle of the Democratic nomination process, credulity is strained by suggesting that it's not for political reasons, he said in a statement he posted on Twitter on Friday. "If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name to Beijing, that's a matter for American courts, not communist tyrants running torture camps".
Lawmakers are looking at whether Trump jeopardized national security and the integrity of US elections for personal political gain.
Asked whether it was appropriate to ask a foreign government to interfere with a USA election, Mr. But other sources close to the president told Axios that Trump cares most about his legacy and does not want to be impeached.
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Trump is accused of pushing Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden, the possible Democratic 2020 presidential nominee, in return for $400 million in military aid. Standing outside the White House, Trump defended himself against allegations that he privately pressured Ukraine to investigate the Bidens by inviting a geopolitical rival to launch a probe.
Then, the media told us Russian Federation meddled in the election and that the 62 million Americans who voted for President Trump were illegitimate.
Galston: "Republicans have to be very careful not to be seen as defending the indefensible". That didn't stop Trump from also demanding on Saturday that Sen.
Democrats pushed ahead with their investigation, interviewing behind closed doors intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson, who handled a whistleblower's complaint about Trump's behaviour toward Ukraine and Biden - the initial spark for the impeachment inquiry. An impeachment vote will force them to pick sides - an lose some support - on either side.
A two-thirds majority of the senators present would be needed to oust Trump, which means 20 Republicans would have to jump ship if all the Democrats and the two independents who caucus with Democrats form a united front.