And Cohen accepts that while many Republicans may privately harbor wishes for Trump to be removed, it would be unwise politically for them to come forward publically with their criticisms, much less to back articles of impeachment. "This is a president that needs a greater check on his power than Republicans in Congress have offered".
"I have one Republican that has said he is looking at it, he's considering it", Cohen said in the interview.
Cohen, who announced his plan following Trump's controversial comments in the wake of the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, said he is looking to get between seven and 10 co-sponsors before taking impeachment articles to the House.
Corker, a Republican also from Cohen's state of Tennessee, followed his recent announcement that he would retire from the Senate with a series of pointed comments regarding Trump, saying that Trump's actions have put the United States "on the path to World War III" and that Trump runs his administration like "a reality show". But among self-identified Republicans, Trump's approval stands at a whopping 81.4 percent, according to the poll.
The former Washington lobbyist who parlayed his political connections into a seat representing Florida's 13th congressional district said he recently spoke with a top Republican in Washington, who agreed with him.
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If the Democrats were to regain a majority in the House with the 2018 elections, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi would again become speaker and could lead an impeachment effort, the Trump allies fear.
"When Democrats take control of the House they will absolutely move for articles of impeachment", another predicted, in the CNN report.
Democrats would have to win at least 24 seats to gain a majority in the House, where they now hold 194 seats to the Republicans' 240.