My first go at the 18 #GOP needed for impeachment. There looks to be a path if McConnell wants it. Prognosticate!
Should clarify this is for conviction which needs 2/3. That’s 66 now with Ossoff not yet seated. My guess is it comes from this list. But I’m washed up and out of the game. Just speculating.
I’d think Hoeven & Cramer are maybes. They opposed challenging the election results. 🤔
UPDATED LIST after Twitter speculation with the best & brightest.
Hard NOs aren’t listed btw.

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