The Senate shattered Rand Paul’s provide to kill Trump’s 55-45 trial
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) attempted to end Trump’s impeachment by ruling it unconstitutional, but the Senate shot him down between 55 and 45.
Video of the last Senate balance sheet:
The Senate shoots Rand Paul’s decision to declare Trump’s impeachment unconstitutional 55-45. pic.twitter.com/Qhx9G3pHAy
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 26, 2021
Paul tried to claim that since Trump is no longer in office, he cannot be charged.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer replied, “The Senate has the power to bring former officials to justice. The reasons are basic common sense. It makes no sense that a president or an official could commit a heinous crime against our country and then defeat the impeachment powers of Congress. And avoid voting on the disqualification by simply stepping back. Or by waiting to commit this crime by your last few weeks in office. The theory that for any president who commits a criminal offense, it would be a free card to get out of prison. The Senator from Kentucky’s motion would violate the Constitution by effectively bringing the disqualification clause up for discussion. “
Rand Paul was never good at common sense. Senator Paul still refuses to admit that the election wasn’t stolen from Donald Trump. Rand Paul and reality have never been very close, but his Senate move has shown that Trump still has some defense attorneys who will try to sabotage the constitution to get him off the hook.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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