Is anybody else bothered by the fact that 90% and more of senators have already made up their minds and that there are only a handful whose votes are not already a done deal? The senators’ role is that of jurors in the impeachment trial. Am I hopelessly naive to think jurors should at least try to have open minds until after the case has been presented to them? I believe Trump will not be removed because I don’t believe there is sufficient evidence that he did anything wrong, but I am open to the possibility that his opponents will (somehow) come up with enough evidence to convince 67 of his “jurors”.
I think its more likely the Senate will dismiss the articles of impeachment with prejudice.
Which means they cannot be reintroduced in the House again at a later date.
This is the price Democrats pay for their rushed, half-baked partisan hatchet impeachment job.
They have NO evidence for any of their allegations and they arent even charging Trump with committing specific crimes.
With Mitch and Linda setting up a one sided trial where only the democrat floor managers present the evidence without any cross examination, anything can happen. Senators have two things in mind...first, CYA so that they don't get exposed on corruption and second, figuring out a possible way to get rid of Trump without any blow back.