The Hill reports:
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said there’s no way the Republican-controlled Senate would impeach President Trump even if House Democrats started an inquiry. “The issue for Democrats is, are we going to spend all our time talking about impeachment, which we know they can’t get him in the Senate,” McAuliffe said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I mean he could rob a bank and the Senate would not convict him. It doesn’t matter.” McAuliffe made the remarks after host Chuck Todd asked him if a voter might swing from a Democratic candidate to Trump because Democrats launch impeachment proceedings.
It would take a majority vote in the House to impeach Trump. A Senate conviction would require 67 votes. Democrats hold just 47 seats in the Senate.
I talked to @realDonaldTrump after Neo-Nazis & White Supremacists brought death and violence to Charlottesville. He told me he would call them out for what they are. He didn’t do it. And now his daily racists attacks continue to divide us & allow an atmosphere of hate. Terrible. pic.twitter.com/kDNbeZLc7k
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) July 28, 2019