Skip to comments.Rand Paul: 45 Republicans Prepared to Dismiss Charges Against President
Posted on 01/22/2020 6:26:56 PM PST by bitt
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Wednesday that 45 GOP senators are prepared to dismiss the charges against President Trump and effectively end the Senate impeachment trial.
The Kentucky senator told the Washington Post on day two of the Senate impeachment trial that 45 Republicans are ready to dismiss the charges against Trump. (Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.) He estimated that five to eight want to hear a little more.
There are 45, with about five to eight wanting to hear a little more, Paul told the Post. I still would like to dismiss it, but there arent the votes to do it just yet.
However, Paul said he is not pushing the point just yet.
I will push it at some point, he told the paper, adding, The more Adam Schiff speaks, the more we become unified.
Paul has openly rejected the Democrats calls for additional witnesses and has issued a political threat to his GOP colleagues, in the event they side with Democrats.
If you vote against Hunter Biden, youre voting to lose your election, basically. Seriously. Thats what it is, Paul said, according to Politico. He continued:
If you dont want to vote and you think youre going to have to vote against Hunter Biden, you should just vote against witnesses, period. My first preference would be to be done with it as soon as possible and not to have any witnesses.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters on Wednesday that a witness trade is off the table, but Paul affirmed that he does not believe the Senate should call former national security adviser John Bolton as a witness, referring to him as a disgruntled employee with an ax to grind.
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There should EASILY be 53 + + a few sane Dems (I know, not a thing) who want to shut this miserable Schattshow down, NOW.
I know many are not fans of McConnell, but if he can get Trump acquitted by the end of January, re-elect the man.
How many needed to dismiss?
McConnell should shut this farce down right now and put it up for an up or down vote. Darn it...get all the Democrat Senators to vote on the record like right now!!! For goodness sake Mitch McConnell grow a backbone!!! You.....McConnell are wasting taxpayers money...govern our country not the Democrat scum and vermin political party!!!
Where the hell is your guts and profile in courage, Mitch?
Nothing is easy in the swamp
What more is needed to hear..seriously the entire thing was a farce from the beginning..this is all about the commies knowing they cant beat Trump in November, doesn’t take a genius to figure that out
The dismissal has the wind at it’s sails. We just need 6 more GOP Senators to see it and do the right thing. Most people think the impeachment is a farce so the time is now do it while you have a plurality of opinion. A dismissal removes the asterisk from Trumps Presidency and puts a stain on House rats that will never be taken away.
The Special Little As5hole Caucus better get it in gear.
“few sane Dems...”
Maybe Jones and Manchin. Probably not, but there might be an outside chance.
Maybe the Republicans should suggest a secret vote like the Dems did in the House. See how many Dems want to get the heck out of this thing more or less intact if their names don’t go on it. Just a thought.
LOL Not hard to believe that at all.
The rumor mill is buzzing about 21 missing Republicans once Schiffty started speaking. They aren't allowed earplugs in there?
Tell us the names and The People will fix the problem.
Do they want to take “copious notes”? They should act like adults and throw out this fraud. Stop wasting our time and money.
How many needed to dismiss?. 51
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