Bill Kristol names names -- revealing the GOP senators that could cause Trump's impeachment conviction

Bill Kristol names names -- revealing the GOP senators that could cause Trump's impeachment conviction
Bill Kristol at CPAC Florida in Orlando, September 2011, Gage Skidmore
Prominent conservative lays out some ‘worrisome’ things about Trump’s final weeks in office

Longtime conservative pundit and activist Bill Kristol has decades of experience in Republican politics. From serving as Vice President Dan Quayle's chief of staff to leading GOP opposition to Bill Clinton's health care reform to being a leading voice advocating for the invasion of Iraq, Kristol has seen a lot.

And he now thinks he may see a path for the conviction of former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial.

Kristol posted a list of names to Twitter that he could see voting to convict Trump.

He first listed the "likely guilty votes" which included Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) Ben Sasse (R-NE), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

He then listed those who could vote guilty, including Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Shelley Capito (R-WV), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rob Portman (R-OH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Barrasso (R-WY), and John Hoeven (R-ND).

If all Democrats voted for conviction, that would mean Trump would be found guilty by a vote of 69-32.

Kristol said his analysis was based on "reading a couple of tea leaves" with the stipulation that the analysis contains "rounded teaspoon of wishful thinking."


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