According to CBN News on Jan. 27, 2021, Senate’s latest vote on Trump’s impeachment: as 45 out of 50 Republican senators voted to declare the impeachment trial of former president Donald trump unconstitutional. As of now, the votes to impeach the former president just aren’t there.
45 Out of 50 Republican Senators Don’t Support Impeachment
Republican senators sent a strong signal Tuesday, as 45 out of 50 voted to declare the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump unconstitutional.
“In this vote, the ayes are 55, the nays are 45. The motion to table is agreed to. The point of order is not sustained, majority leader.”
The trial goes on, but the vote set in motion by Senator Rand Paul makes it clear that Trump is almost certainly headed towards a second acquittal.
“This impeachment is nothing more than a partisan exercise designed to further divide the country. Democrats claim to want to unify the country but impeaching a former president, a private citizen is the antithesis of unity.”
Senator Paul blasted the trial and called on his colleagues to put an end to it and instead get to work for America.
“Instead of doing the nation’s work, with their new majorities in the house, the senate, and the executive branch, Democrats are wasting the nation’s time on a partisan vendetta against a man no longer in office.”
GOP lawmakers argued the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer the President.
How can you put someone through a process where the automatic consequence of it is impossible? You can’t remove Donald Trump from office; he’s not in office.
Democrats insist the constitution does not exempt a former president from impeachment.
“The theory that the senate can’t try former officials would amount to a constitutional get out of jail free card for any president who commits an impeachable offense.”
While only five republicans voted in favor of moving forward with the trial, 17 would need to join Democrats in order to convict Trump.
There may be another alternative, however, according to Axios, Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrat Tim Kaine of Virginia are trying to get their fellow Senators to go along with a bipartisan resolution censuring Trump。
The impeachment trial will move forward on February 9th , Paul’s motion has officially put senators on the record and made very clear that as of now the votes to impeach the former president just aren’t there.
Katelyn Burke, CBN news.
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