GOP Predicts Bipartisan Acquittal in Senate

GOP leadership has predicted that President Trump will be acquitted on a bipartisan basis when his trial concluded in the Senate.

According to The Hill:

Republicans are becoming increasingly confident they’ll be able to hand President Trump a bipartisan acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial.


With 67 votes needed to convict the president and remove him from office, and the outcome of a Senate trial all but guaranteed, GOP senators are broadening their sights as they plot their strategy.

Senate Republicans think they’ll be able to pick up one or two Democrats on the final votes for each impeachment article. That would let them tout Trump’s acquittal as bipartisan — an angle they’ve already seized on when talking about the two House votes, in which a handful of Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans in opposing impeachment.

Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) declined to say who he thinks will flip, arguing he didn’t want to put pressure on them.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also predicted that he does not believe any GOP Senators will vote to remove President Trump.


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