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I’m always happy to add to my list of RINO Republican Swamp Dwellers who need to be VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!
And I have two new ones to add to the list.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
My friends, remember these two when you go to vote!
Here's more, from the Seattle Times:
For the first time, two Republican governors have publicly supported the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, a new development in an intensifying political fracas that has so far been largely partisan.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, both outspoken critics of Trump, said Thursday that they favored the investigation, but Scott added that he would wait for more information before calling for further action against the president.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Scott called the inquiry “appropriate” and said it is a key part of Congress’s duty as a coequal branch of government.
“I think we have much more to learn and need to understand all the facts as this serious allegation is considered,” he said. “Congress has a solemn responsibility to every American to fulfill its role in our government system of checks and balances.”
But impeachment, he cautioned, “is a very serious issue and should not be taken lightly or abused.”
At a Thursday event, Baker told reporters that, “It’s a deeply disturbing situation and circumstance and I think the proper role and responsibility for Congress at this point is to investigate it and get to the bottom of it.”
As governors, however, Scott and Baker have no role in the formal process, so their break from the Republican ranks is largely symbolic.
So far, two Senate Republicans have publicly expressed serious concern over revelations that Trump repeatedly urged the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his foremost political rivals.
“There’s obviously a lot that’s very troubling there,” said Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., on Wednesday, adding that Democrats should still be careful when using the word “impeach.”
Sasse opposed Trump’s 2016 candidacy, but he has since won the president’s favor — and a Trump endorsement of his reelection bid.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, also said Wednesday that, “It remains troubling in the extreme. It’s deeply troubling.” That day, The Post reported that further cracks were emerging privately among GOP senators.
Other Republican governors, even those who haven’t been afraid to criticize the president in the past, have remained neutral or silent when questioned about the impeachment inquiry.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, refused to comment, saying only that he thinks “it’s important we wait until all the evidence is in.” GOP Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s office did not respond to requests for comment.
At least a modicum of Republican support is seen by some strategists as crucial if Democrats are to wage a politically successful impeachment battle. That was also the position of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., — before the explosive new allegations against Trump surfaced.
“Unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country,” Pelosi told The Post in March. “And he’s just not worth it.”