According to US media, more and more Republican senators have expressed their opposition to the impeachment trial. This shows that trump, the former president accused of inciting the siege of the Capitol, is less likely to be convicted.
Washington, January 24 (AP) – House Democrats hope that the Republican Party’s severe condemnation of trump after the January 6 riots will turn into a conviction and a separate vote to prevent trump from taking office again. But since the riots, Republican enthusiasm seems to have cooled. With Trump’s presidency over, Republican senators who will serve as trial jurors are uniting to defend trump, as they did during the first impeachment trial last year.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio said: “I think this trial is stupid, and that would be counterproductive. &”He also said:” as soon as I have a chance to vote to end this trial, I will do it. &”Because he believes that the trial is not good for the country and will further aggravate party differences.
According to the report, the Senate will start the trial debate in the week of February 8. Leaders of both parties agreed to postpone the debate for a short time to give the trump team and house prosecutors time to prepare. Democrats said more evidence of trump supporters’ riots could be collected in a few days. Republicans want a unified defense for trump.
The report pointed out that the Republican side indicated that many senators would eventually vote to find trump innocent. The Democrats need the support of 17 Republicans to convict trump. It’s a very high threshold.
According to the Los Angeles Times website on January 24, Republican senators on Sunday put forward contradictory views on the wisdom of Trump’s impeachment trial.
According to the report, most Senate Republicans avoid criticizing Trump’s alleged incitement to the public, and say they prefer not to judge a former president, who commands a group of highly loyal Republican voters.
The report pointed out that many Republican senators tried to prove that the trial of trump, who is now an ordinary people, would be unconstitutional. But Senator Romney said: “I think it’s important to recognize the need for accountability, truth and justice. ”
And Rubio said the Senate trial would cause too many differences. He said: “I think the trial is stupid. The country is on fire, and it’s like adding fuel to the fire. ”
Other Republican senators have also tried to make it clear that the trial is meaningless, given that trump has left office. In a media show, Senator Mike Rhodes called Trump’s impeachment “an unimportant issue.”;. He said: ‘we’d rather do something else. ”