Axios Reporter: GOP Senators ‘Despise’ Trump, Wish They Could Put In Pence
President Donald Trump is not well-loved by many Republican senators, according to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, and in private say they would love to replace him with Vice President Mike Pence.
However, there remains a good chance that no Republican senators will break ranks and vote to remove Trump from office when House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry inevitably heads to the Senate for trial.
RawStory reported that Swan said there is no sign that upcoming public hearings will move Republicans to abandon their defense of the president.
“I think a scenario we need to seriously consider is zero,” Swan during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think there is not an insignificant chance that zero Republican senators defect if nothing new comes out and we’ve got the current set of facts that we’re dealing with.”
“We interviewed Mitt Romney, and he is supposedly the weakest brick in the red wall,” the reporter added. “I mean, he’s not there yet, and just based on the interview we did with him, if he’s the weakest brick in that red wall, it’s a pretty strong wall over there in the Senate.”