House Republicans On Collision Course To Save Trump

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( – House Republicans have been finding obstacles as they are intensifying their efforts to expunge the impeachment charges against former President Donald Trump. However, while conservatives in the party have been pushing for a vote, moderates have warned that this request will be rejected by the party leadership.

Centrist Republicans have also promised that the resolutions would completely fail once they reach the floor, which has in many ways pushed Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) into the corner of a no-win situation. If he does not agree to have the vote then he might anger Trump and his allies. It would also be a particularly crucial move for Trump who is currently facing a number of legal troubles.

The problem for McCarthy however is that in recent months he has not been able to unify his conference while Trump, is the frontrunner of the GOP primary race and is currently facing two criminal indictments.  This is not the first time that House Republicans have brought up the concept of expungement. Last month, Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) along with a group of GOP House members introduced legislation that would completely remove any record of Donald Trump’s impeachment.

However, last week, after Politico reported that the House Speaker had publicly claimed that former President Donald Trump was not the strongest candidate for the party’s nomination, McCarthy attempted to amend the situation by prosing to move forward with expungement before September ends. McCarthy has denied that this is a promise he has made.

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