The first two days in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump has been long, drawn out, and nothing more than Democrats begging for attention.
Of note, Senate Republicans blocked eleven amendment resolutions from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democrats for more witnesses and documents.
But things kicked up big time late on Wednesday night when Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul revealed to the media that 45 Republican senators are prepared to dismiss the charges against Trump and effectively end the Senate impeachment trial right now.
The Kentucky senator told the Washington Post on day two of the Senate impeachment trial that 45 Republicans are ready to dismiss the charges against Trump.
“There are 45, with about five to eight wanting to hear a little more,” Paul told the Post. “I still would like to dismiss it, but there aren’t the votes to do it just yet.”
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.
Paul said “five to eight” want to “hear a little more,” but suggested that in the near future, all 53 Republicans will vote to fully acquit the president.
However, Paul said he is not pushing the point just yet.
“I will push it at some point,” he told the paper, adding, “The more Adam Schiff speaks, the more we become unified.”
Paul has openly rejected the Democrats’ calls for additional witnesses and has issued a political threat to his GOP colleagues, in the event they side with Democrats.
“If you vote against Hunter Biden, you’re voting to lose your election, basically. Seriously. That’s what it is,” Paul said, according to Politico.
He continued: “If you don’t want to vote and you think you’re going to have to vote against Hunter Biden, you should just vote against witnesses, period. My first preference would be to be done with it as soon as possible and not to have any witnesses.”
For starters, it’s a big deal to see Republicans are mostly united and standing behind Trump.
While a few moderate Republicans seem to be appeasing Democrats and giving them a little — Paul seems confident all 53 Republicans will vote to acquit the president.
Beyond that, it’s clear how the Senate trial is going to play out.
Trump will be completely acquitted and fully exonerated in the Senate because the Democrats case is incredibly weak.
There’s nothing Democrats can do.
Democrats are complaining about McConnell possibly holding an unfair investigation, but that’s literally what Democrats just did for three months.
Democrats are whining, issuing ridiculous demands, and already claiming the process is “rigged.”
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting taxpayer dollars to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
And McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial gets going in the Senate.
In fact, McConnell has said if senators — particularity 2020 Democrats desperate for attention — violate the rules on his watch, they will be arrested and jailed by the Sergeant at Arms.
Voters will punish the Democrats in 2020 for trying to impeach Trump for no reason at all.