Tuesday, in an look on FNC’s “Fox Information Primetime,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to the 55-45 vote within the U.S. Senate earlier within the day, which paved the way in which for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment to proceed on a constitutional foundation.
Paul insisted the method was nonetheless unconstitutional and identified that Chief Justice John Roberts was a no-show. He mentioned that given there have been 45 votes in opposition to continuing confirmed that impeachment was “lifeless on arrival.”
“We put ahead a movement that mentioned that principally, you may’t impeach a personal particular person. You may impeach a president, however because of this the chief justice didn’t present up. If it was the president, the chief justice reveals up. The truth that the chief justice wouldn’t come and refused to come back implies that it is a personal citizen, however the Structure doesn’t permit for impeachment of a personal citizen. So, we put this subject ahead, however an important takeaway from the difficulty is that they don’t have the votes to convict. We now have 45 folks, 45 Republican senators say that the entire — the entire charade is unconstitutional.
So what does that imply? It implies that impeachment — the trial is lifeless on arrival. There might be a present, there might be a parade of partisanship, however the Democrats actually won’t be able to win. They are going to have the ability to play a partisan sport that they want to play. However it’s throughout. This reveals they don’t have the votes to win. So, they’ll simply slog means of this, and they’ll attempt to punish Republicans. However that’s all this has ever been about. Not justice. It’s a few partisan sport, the place they don’t need the election to be over.
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