I’ve done a quick research on it, but I still contend that 2 or 3 senators by themselves are powerless to have significant impact to the president, that wouldn’t ultimately be falling on their swords with no effect.
Especially since its the house that triggers impeachment and you would need 22 republicans to flip to be successful with that! Then you need Senate who is constitutionally empowered and obligated to try all impeachments ,but needs a 2/3 majority is required for that, which would require an additional 8 republicans to flip. That’s not 2 or 3!
Ok, someone suggested a bill, what bill could they pass the GOP controls over 2/3 of the senate, so again you need a majority to pass, more than 2 or 3 would be required and even if you did, AND MOST importantly you know Trump would just ignore veto it, as that is within his power…so what can the senate do? Similar situation in the house, so what is the meaningful action they can take…I’m not seeing it
I actually cant find any power the senate has over the president, all the power goes in the reverse, where the president can veto them. They cant even trigger a impeachment right now with the skew of the votes, and if somehow triggered don’t have enough votes to carry it through without a LOT more then 3 congressman.
There are a few other ways to thwart the power of a president, like over the collection and expenditure of public funds, but that requires a majority, which is more than 2 or 3 GOPs. Clamp down on executive branch communications, but that again like anything congress does, the president can veto! And cant stop him at all from going on twitter. Congress can hire more legislative branch for oversight, but that had little teeth to actually do anything and again can requires a majority. Congress could enact regulations to curb power, but again would require far more than a 2 or 3 to flip to pass. Even with all that, hardcore Trump advocates can kill any effort with filibustering without 2/3 majority vote.
The claim that is that it would only power 2 or 3 senators to stop Trump, but that is inaccurate, unless its about playing obstructionism. Which I and many other find offensive and in violation of their oaths.
So again I ask, what legal power/authority/responsibility do they have? Specifically! They don’t as far as I can tell.