Election 2020: Day 70, 5pm

We’re still awaiting tonight’s House vote on the resolution asking Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment, with the implied threat being that if Pence doesn’t do it then tomorrow the House will vote to impeach Trump. Remarkable, really, that on January 13th there could be an impeachment vote regarding conduct that happened on January 6th.

However there has been a lot of interesting reporting this afternoon:

  • House Minority Leader McCarthy has supposedly indicated to his caucus that they GOP leadership will not “whip” tomorrow’s impeachment vote, allowing Republicans to vote their conscience.
  • The #3 Republican in the House, Rep. Cheney, has just stated that she will vote in favor of impeachment.
  • The current headline on the New York Times is “McConnell Said To Believe That Trump Committed Impeachable Offenses,” with reporting that McConnell “is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party.”