Republican Senators hinted that a pair of Democrat colleagues are considering a vote to acquit President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
Such a result would allow the President and GOP to tout a bipartisan acquittal, something Democrats have never been able to lay claim to during the process.
Senators David Perdue (R-GA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have all dropped hints that there are a pair of Democrats willing to entertain the thought of an acquittal.
“I think we might have a couple,” Perdue said, declining to name names due to the pressure they’d be put under by unhinged leftists. “I really think we have people on both sides that are trying to get to a reasonable, nonpartisan answer.”Could not load the poll.
BREAKING: Democrat Senator Doug Jones says he may vote to acquit Trump https://t.co/GWuqWaKse1
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) December 23, 2019
Wait, There’s More!
Barrasso and McConnell made similar predictions.
“There are a couple of Democrats who are thinking about that,” Barrasso added. “And you know who they are.”
McConnell, meanwhile, teased Democrats over the fracture in their ranks.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or two Democrats,” he stated. “It looks to me over in the House, the Republicans seem to be solid and the Democrats seem to be divided.”
Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (https://t.co/pGCYDynQyo.) and Doug Jones (Ala.) are expected to come under heavy pressure from constituents to acquit Trump when articles of impeachment come before the Senate. https://t.co/2dyK9C3J02
— Lise Latulippe (@lise_latulippe) December 11, 2019
Who Could It Be?
Democrat senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Doug Jones (AL) are seen as the most likely to buck their party and vote to acquit the President.
Jones is trying to win a full term in Alabama where Trump won in 2016 by 28 points. Likewise, Manchin represents a state that Trump carried by 42 points.
Manchin was considered for a cabinet position in the Trump administration with the Department of Energy, votes with the President over 50 percent of the time, voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and was seen trying to stand and cheer at the State of the Union address.
Democrats have long insisted that the impeachment process must be bipartisan in nature.
“If the evidence isn’t sufficient to win bipartisan support for this, putting the country through a failed impeachment isn’t a good idea,” circus ringmaster Adam Schiff explained.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also noted, “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.”
The left insisted on bipartisanship. The vote in the House was bipartisan against Trump’s impeachment. And now it appears the acquittal will be as well.