Rep. John Ratcliffe said Wednesday that "fewer Democrats" than he initially thought will vote against impeaching President Donald Trump because they are "scared of this socialist mob" of far-left members of their party.
"I was hoping there would be more courage than there is going to be," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "They know they won't survive a primary, a Democratic primary, if they don't support impeachment. They are just trying to survive today ... the American people will have the opportunity to impeach all of them come next November."
Ratcliffe and other GOP lawmakers met with Trump at the White House Tuesday night. He would not discuss exactly what was said at the meeting, but noted that he thinks the president wanted to get input from lawmakers who had played roles in the impeachment inquiry from the beginning.
Ratcliffe told Fox that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "had to" move toward impeachment, even after she said she'd prefer it to be a bipartisan matter, said Ratcliffe.
"Their numbers are tanking," he added. "The president is doing well and these moderate Democrats in these swing districts are terrified."
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