The push to impeach President Donald Trump is highly partisan, but more Democrats will vote against impeaching him than Republicans voting against it, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove predicted Friday.
"The House will vote to remove the president," the Republican strategist told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The Senate will refuse to remove him from office, and mark my words, more Democrats will vote in the House against impeachment and vote in the Senate to retain the president than are going to be Republicans who vote (in the House) to impeach the president and ( in the Senate) to remove him from office."
Rove added that the impeachment push against Trump is far more partisan than were proceedings against former Presidents Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton.
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler both have advocated impeaching Trump, but in Nixon's day, the then Judiciary Chairman took steps to avoid the appearance of partisanship, said Rove.
He also pointed out that attitudes are changing among voters about impeaching Trump, said Rove, and polling numbers are reflecting that.
"You have seen it in the polling data among independents," said Rove, pointing out that according to a recent Monmouth University poll, 55% of independents oppose removing trump from office, compared to 36% who oppose impeachment.
"You can't win this in public opinion if you only have the Democrats in favor," said Rove.
Meanwhile, there is a "sense of weariness" among Americans when it comes to impeachment, said Rove, noting that people talk with him during his travels across the country.
"More than once, somebody said to me 'I turned off the TV and I'm not watching it,'" said Rove. "They are fed up with it."
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