根据CNB News 于2021年1月27日的报道，参议院关于川普弹劾案的最新投票结果：以50位共和党参议员中的45人宣布对前总统唐纳德·川普的弹劾诉讼是违宪的。到目前为止，弹劾前总统的表决还不存在。
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。
可能还有其它途径, 然而，根据值得新闻 (Axios），缅因州共和党人苏珊·柯林斯和弗吉尼亚州民主党人蒂姆·凯恩，他们试图让参议员们达成两党共识一起谴责川普。
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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