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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I want to know the names of the 8 GOP Senators that are unwilling to
vote for dismissal. I already know a few of the names. Who are the rest?
I’m not really interested in that. They all hate Trump and are hiding being Majority Leader Collins’ skirt. The GOP as a party is failing to support a GOP POTUS under seditious assault. It’s that simple, really.
Well the VP can only vote in the case of a tie, he does not preside over the Senate during impeachment proceedings. But the Constitution does not say that he must be presiding in order to exercise that privilege. As the Constitution does not specifically prohibit it, I would argue the VP can in fact vote. But I’m sure Roberts would disagree with me.
In summary: it’s unclear.
LMAO! The final score will be 53-47. Just maybe a D or R will want to be a rebel depending on what awaits their next election.
Apparently they dont realize if they remove Trump, theyll reap the whirlwind.
Burr and Alexander have already announced they are retiring. Neither fears the voters.
The bit**es from Maine and AK, Romney and Mike Lee,...
In the early years of our republic, the VP and President were elected separately, they could even be from different political parties.
My question was more of a concern as to whether his role in presiding being taken over by the Chief Justice had any effect on him breaking ties. I do not believe it does, but not clear.
Mike Lee wants his “replace Americans with Indians” bill to get passed and signed. SOB is using this to get that. He must have a lot of money at stake (big tech bribes)
Yup. Kill it.
McConnell will check very carefully with interests from Az, Me, Co, and NC before he gets behind a motion to dismiss.
All the Mormons are open borders liberal pukes, Romney, Lee, Udall, Crapo..
VP not in charge here, is he?
Chief justice running impeachment
The vote on McConnell’s plan was along party lines 53 to 47, so there is no way the democrats get to 67 for removal.
By day 8 of this snooze fest all of the Rs and half of the Ds will re ready to vote for dismissal.
I read that for this impeachment thing, the tie would be broken by Judge Roberts.
I heard Ted Cruz talking several days ago that he thought it would be better to have the trial and find Trump innocent of the charges than to just dismiss it out right, as that still leaves the idea of “impeachment” out there for the democrats to harp on.
Manchin has been voting with the other dems so far. Hope Sessions can trounce Doug Jones in Alabama this year.
After Schitt’s grueling and torturous speaking yesterday, I figure almost everyone there is ready to dismiss just to be done with it. (I tuned in for a couple minutes once in a while, and it took me back to the most boring sermons I sat through and truly wanted to scream.) Either that, or they’ll be asking for clean razor blades for wrist slitting. He just needs to keep it up and wait for the men in white coats to escort him off the stage.
That man is absolutely inSANE.
The final vote for Clinton was 50-50. No tie break needed for the verdict because 67 votes needed to convict.
The narratives leading up to the impeachment circus has said the VP can break ties. I don’t know if that is limited to procedural issues but I assume he has the power as president of the senate still. The chief justice is presiding legally over the process, not as a member of the senate.
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