Coons: ‘Many’ GOPers ‘Privately’ Agree With Amash On Trump Obstruction

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) alluded on Monday morning that Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) might not be the only Republican who thinks President Trump engaged in conduct that was “borderline or actually illegal.”

During an interview with CNN, Coons said he was “surprised” at Amash for “saying publicly what I think many are thinking privately.” Coons then raised the prospect that he’s had “conversations” with Republicans about their true thoughts on the report.

“Those who have read the Mueller report cannot avoid the conclusion that the President and some of his absolutely core advisers engaged in profoundly disappointing, reprehensible conduct that would rise to the level of an obstruction of justice charge if he were anyone other than the president of the United States,” he said.

“You don’t think Republicans are thinking that privately do you?” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“What makes you say that?” she prodded.

“Conversations. …. There are very few who would be willing to say publicly that this conduct is reprehensible for a president,” he said, clarifying that there’s a “big difference” between believing something is “borderline or actually illegal” and saying they would vote to impeach the president.

“I have not spoken to a single Republican senator who would vote to remove the president,” he said. “Many privately expressed concerns about what was revealed in the Mueller report in part because of the gap between what Attorney General Barr characterized as being in the Mueller report and what was actually in the Mueller report for those who have taken the time to read through it.”

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  1. The term for them is “chicken shits”.

  2. Avatar for sfaw sfaw says:

    I’m hoping this “revelation” will cause the Traitor-in-Chief to tweet something so insane, that even Traitor Turtle decides it’s time for the go.

    I swear, I crack myself up sometimes.

  3. GOProfiles in Cowardice…

  4. “I have not spoken to a single Republican senator who would vote to remove the president,” he said.

    What would it take to induce them to remove Trump, I wonder? Something, that, when they finally act, would have already caused irreparable damage to the nation. Any fool can see where this grotesquerie of a president and administration is going.

  5. “I have not spoken to a single Republican senator who would vote to remove the president,” he said.

    Trump could film himself raping an infant and show it at his rallies and 20 GOP Senators could not be cobbled together to vote to convict in an impeachment trial.
    Lest you forget, he cannot be charged for a child rape while holding office. Nor for publicly showing it.
    None of that is snark. You would not get to 67 Senators, even under those circumstances.

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