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By the time you get to the writing phase in political op-eds you normally have a conclusion. Today’s posting is an exception. I am literally coming up with a conclusion as I write. Here is the premise. On the assumption the Democrats take over the House in January I think the (much warranted) impeachment (think: indictment) of Donald Trump is a foregone conclusion. Conviction in the Senate requires 67 votes. I am going to assume the next Senate will be split 50-50. (That probably won’t happen exactly, but it will be very close to that.) On the assumption that the entire Democratic caucus votes to convict that means 17 Republicans will have to join them. With all those assumptions in mind let’s explore. Continue reading Searching For 17