Posted 35 days ago
A bipartisan group of Senators is reportedly pitching fellow members of Congress on a “censure” resolution against former President Donald Trump, as it “becomes increasingly clear that his second impeachment trial is likely to end in acquittal,” according to Axios.
As The Daily Wire reported yesterday, 45 Senators, all Republicans, voted to dismiss Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial before it even begins. In a fiery speech before the Senate, Rand Paul (R-KY), called the possibility of impeaching and convicting a now-private citizen patently unconstitutional and demanded that the Senate abandon the process.
“The Senate just voted on my constitutional point of order,” Paul tweeted. “45 Senators agreed that this sham of a ‘trial’ is unconstitutional. That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process. This ‘trial’ is dead on arrival in the Senate.”
Although the measure fell short of the majority needed to pass, the message was clear: there is likely no way Democrats will get the 17 Republican votes they need to effectively convict Trump of inciting an insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th. With that option off the table, the second impeachment process looks poised to fail at its goal, preventing Trump from exerting influence over the political sphere now that he’s left office.
In what appears to be an attempt to salvage the effort, Axios reports that Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) are working with Senate moderates on a proposal to censure the former president, officially chiding him for allegedly spurring a rally crowd to riot and attack the U. S. Capitol, rather than convict him.
“Axios first reported on Tuesday that Kaine and Collins were pitching their colleagues on the idea of a censure resolution. Spokespeople for Colli... (Read more)