President Trump’s former top deputy Mark Meadows – who served as his Chief of Staff – revealed how the impeachment vote will turn out in the Senate.
In a tweet, the former North Carolina Congressman explained in a tweet, “If today’s Senate vote is any sign, the Democrats’ ridiculous impeachment of former President Trump will fail—again—by a long shot. Dead on arrival. Good for [Rand Paul] and the 45 GOP Senators for standing up.”
If today’s Senate vote is any sign, the Democrats’ ridiculous impeachment of former President Trump will fail—again—by a long shot. Dead on arrival.
Good for @RandPaul and the 45 GOP Senators for standing up.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) January 26, 2021
Senator Paul of Kentucky pushed for the upper chamber to vote on whether or not an impeachment trial of former President Trump is constitutional.
“If we are about to try to impeach a President – where is the Chief Justice,” questioned Senator Paul.
Sen. Paul is referencing that the Democratic Senate leadership has chosen Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) to preside of the impeach
“If the accused is no longer President – where is the constitutional power to impeach him,” Sen. Paul continued.
Senator Paul’s argument is simple. Private citizens don’t get impeached because it’s for the removal from office and Donald Trump has already left the White House, he explains.
The impeach trial is slated to begin on February 9th after it was delayed to allow President Joe Biden more time to put his cabinet in place and embark on his legislative agenda.
So will Trump be convicted by the Senate? Don’t bet on it.
The odds at PredictIt suggest Meadows prediction is right on target with his prediction. They imply there is a 7% chance of Trump being convicted during his upcoming impeachment trial.