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IMPEACHMENT COUNT: Our latest list has 147 Democrats in support of launching proceedings but at least 5 more are likely to be there by Thursday, given statements today:

-DeLauro (D-CT)
-Larson (D-CT)
-Phillips (D-MN)
-Gonzalez (D-TX)
-Lynch (D-MA)

There are many more likely to be out by then too -- Thursday is shaping up as a breaking point for much of the caucus. These five are just the early indicators.

BREAKING: Six Democratic freshmen -- including several in vulnerable districts -- back impeachment proceedings in a Washington Post op-ed. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
(Crow is the 7th name here but he came out for impeachment inquiry a while back)
Interestingly, the also endorse "inherent contempt" -- the process by which Congress can fine and even jail witnesses who refuse to cooperate.

-18 of the 44 Democrats considered vulnerable frontliners now favor impeachment proceedings

-26 are not for it yet, but still a lot in motion this week.

Dems (+Amash) can afford to lose about 18 votes on any floor vote. politico.com/interactives/2…
Also, There are quite a few safe Democrats who have been holding the line because of Pelosi but may feel liberated after she wades further this week: politico.com/interactives/2…
UPDATE: My last count was short lived. 153 out of 235 House Dems now back impeachment proceedings, according to our latest whip count. politico.com/interactives/2…
A lot of smart people wrote "impeachment is doomed" stories in June/July.

It looked unlikely at times, but there was always the wildcard that new allegations -- or Trump exacerbating old ones -- would surface.


At this rate, there won't be much of a dam to break on Thursday ...

No one wants to be the caboose on the impeachment train, as @heatherscope
wisely noted today.

@heatherscope IMPORTANT: In the next few days, there will be a shift from counting Dem votes for an impeachment "inquiry" to Dem votes for outright impeachment.

Quite a few speaking out today say they're ready to impeach immediately.
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