A group of moderate Democrats from districts won by President Trump in 2016 are floating the idea of “censuring” the Chief Executive over his dealing with the Ukraine; a move that would protect them from a brutal vote on impeachment this month.
“A small group of vulnerable House Democrats is floating the longshot idea of censuring President Donald Trump instead of impeaching him, according to multiple lawmakers familiar with the conversations,” reports Politico.
“Those Democrats, all representing districts that Trump won in 2016, huddled on Monday afternoon in an 11th-hour bid to weigh additional — though unlikely — options to punish the president for his role in the Ukraine scandal as the House speeds toward an impeachment vote next week,” adds the website.
“Right now, there’s no other options. This is another option,” said one lawmaker familiar with the ongoing conversation.
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