(RepublicanDaily.org) – Donald Trump’s second impeachment proceeding is highly unlikely to succeed; everyone knows this. Two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote in favor of it, which means at least 17 Republicans would have to turn against the former president.
In fact, the likelihood of its failure is so obvious, Democrats have begun to abandon the pretense of belief in its legitimacy. On Monday, January 25, Joe Biden gave an interview with CNN where he admitted he didn’t think Trump would be successfully impeached. He also acknowledged the trial would have a negative impact on his administration’s legislative agenda.
Biden moderated these comments by claiming the result might be different if Trump had six months of his term left. However, he affirmed his belief the impeachment “had to happen.”
Biden told me he thinks the outcome of the trial would be different if Trump had six months left in his term, but he doesn't think 17 Republicans will vote to convict him now. “The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn't changed that much.” https://t.co/gzuQrWGItT
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 26, 2021
Democrats are unified in their insistence that, whatever its outcome, the impeachment trial is necessary to uphold justice. Unfortunately, at a time when our society is under unprecedented pressure from all angles, this position looks impossible to defend.
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