When Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in mid-May, the consensus was the bid would not succeed [VIDEO] because the GOP has a majority in Congress. A similar view still prevails after California Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman went one step ahead on Wednesday and filed an article of impeachment.

Sherman cited Trump’s obstruction of justice after the president fired FBI Director James Comey for investigating the Russian interference in the 2016 election, which was similar to Green’s reason for calling for the impeachment. He filed the article a day after Donald Trump. Jr. tweeted emails that suggested Moscow had a hand in the Republican candidate’s electoral victory, Associated Press reported.

Higher odds for booting out Trump

Despite the political scandal involving Donald Jr.’s meeting a Russian lawyer in an attempt to gain leverage on Hillary Clinton, the president continues to enjoy the support of GOP members - except for “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, who announced that he is leaving the Republican Party and turning independent.

If the matter of booting out Trump from office were up to bettors, anti-Trump advocates would be happy to know that there is a 60 percent chance of Trump being kicked out of the White House before his term ends in 2021. It is the highest odds against the president, Lee Price, the spokesperson of PaddyPower, a betting site in Ireland, said.

The odds for Trump being impeached before the end of 2017 is up to 33.3 percent, Price added. He disclosed that hundreds of thousands of pounds had been placed on the “yes” side of the impeachment, Fortune reported.

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$47.68 prize for people who bet on Trump remaining president

On the one hand, there are so few bettors on PaddyPower that Trump would finish his four-year term in 2021. If their bets were to win, the site would pay winners $47.68 (or £37). On the other hand, people who bet $1 today on Trump being impeached would see a profit of 67 cents if Trump were to be booted out before his term ends. Those who believed since the start of the real estate billionaire’s presidency in January that he would be kicked out of office would earn $10 for every $1 they wagered.

Fortune explained that those who were to bet $100,000 today for an impeachment would get $67,000 if the U.S. Congress were to turn around and vote to boot Trump out of office. Those who bet the same amount in January would enjoy a windfall of $1 million.

Outside Irish bettors, bank analysts, too, see higher chances for impeachment. Tina Fordham, Citi Bank analyst, in a note on Wednesday, added that despite the higher chance, it would still be unusual and politically costly for GOP members to impeach their party mate because midterm elections are just more than 12 months away. Sherman agreed that filing the article of impeachment is the first step on a very long road.