Not Enough Votes: Democrat Senator Says Impeachment is "Ill Advised"


Not everyone on the Left is a total nut job (but most of them are).

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is giving his party the sobering reality check they desperately need during their impeachment fervor.

Virginia Kruta reports:

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday that efforts to rush President Donald Trump through a second impeachment would be “ill-advised.”

Manchin told Fox News anchor Bret Baier that he thought Democrats would be better served to focus on helping President-elect Joe Biden through the transition rather than try to impeach Trump again in the last few days of his presidency.

“I want to talk to you first about the impeachment effort,” Baier said, noting that by all accounts, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to have the votes to pass articles of impeachment. “Is there any scenario where you see that the U.S. Senate would try and convict President Trump?”

Manchin said he did not believe the Senate would have enough Republican support to convict even if the House did send articles of impeachment to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“They know the votes aren’t there,” Manchin continued. “I think this is so ill-advised for Joe Biden to be coming in, trying to heal the country, try to be the president of all the people when we are so divided and fighting again.”

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, top center, administers the oath of office to members of the 117th Congress in the House Chamber in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Pelosi was elected House speaker as the new session of Congress began with a narrower Democratic majority that will present her with multiple challenges in what could be her final two-year term in the top post. Photographer: Erin Scott/Reuters/Bloomberg via Getty Images