Jeff Flake: At least 35 GOP senators would turn on Trump if the vote were secret

So I went to Fox News’ website. Excuse me while I take my Silkwood shower and replace my blood plasma with Ebola and Hai Karate.

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Okay, I’m back.

At the Texas Tribune Festival on Thursday, former Sen. Jeff Flake, who is about as courageous and forthright as you can ever expect a Republican to be (i.e., not very), said at least 35 senators would vote to convict Trump in an impeachment trial if the vote were secret.

Fox ***shudder*** News:

“I heard someone say if there were a private vote there would be 30 Republican votes. That's not true,” Flake said during a Q&A. “There would be at least 35.”

Flake appeared to be reacting to longtime GOP political consultant Mike Murphy, who appeared on MSNBC Wednesday and suggested many Republican lawmakers in the Senate would support impeachment with a “secret ballot.”

“I can tell you this … one Republican senator told me if it was a secret vote, 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump,” Murphy said.

Makes you wonder what they’re so worried about. Their jobs? You guys, do you really want to be a cog in Emperor Palpatine’s senate? Is that the kind of prestige you’re looking for? Best Buy is hiring. You can work there and still live in a democracy. To me, that’s a much better outcome.

Or maybe you can take some ethics lessons and become Democrats. You can start with something simple, like learning how to save the world’s beacon of freedom and democracy from the claws of a capricious, venal, cruel, and profoundly stupid wannabe tyrant.

It doesn’t get much easier than that, folks.

Do your jobs.

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