The good news is that 45 Senators agreed that the impeachment trial should not go forward, as a matter of Constitutional point of order. This means that the impeachment trial will end in an acquittal of Donald Trump (as it should.)
The bad news is that there were five Republican senators who voted to proceed:
- Collins (ME)
- Murkowski (AK)
- Romney (UT)
- Sasse (NE)
- Toomey (PA)
As Rand Paul said on Twitter:
Here is Rand Paul in the Senate today, speaking about the impeachment trial or, as he calls it, a “kangaroo court”:
The Senate trial will begin on February 8. It will fail. What matters here is that the House and Senate think it is okay to proceed with this unconstitutional, political show trial.
President Trump will be going after Lisa Murkowski when she runs for reelection to the Senate from Alaska in 2022. We all should too!
Toomey says he won’t be running. They are the two of the five who would be running in 2022.