The Senate on Tuesday rejected a motion from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to dismiss the constitutionality of former President Trump’s impeachment trial, but the test vote offered an early preview of how GOP Senator feel about the second impeachment trial as well as the highly unlikely the Senate will have the necessary votes needed to convict Trump.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection for a third term in the Senate in 2022, citing “partisan gridlock” as a major factor in his decision to retire.
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explicitly blamed President Trump for the attacks that occurred on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, saying the mob were “fed lied” that were “provoked by the president and other powerful people.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declined to offer a timeline or commit to say when exactly she will send the recent passed article of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate to trigger the start of a trial, despite calling on the urgency of his removal with only week left of his presidency.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wore the exact same black dress and necklace combo for Wednesday’s second impeachment vote as she did back in Dec 2019 when she oversaw the House passed 2 articles of impeachment for abuse of power & obstruction of justice.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper questioned Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) an Army veteran and double amputee “commitment” to democracy and his patriotism over the Florida lawmaker position in opposing the impeachment of President Trump.