The Senate is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on whether to convict Trump and remove him from office on two articles of impeachment passed by the House on December 18 accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Acquittal seems assured, with a two-thirds majority needed to convict and Trump's fellow Republicans holding 53 of the 100 Senate seats.
After the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump adjourned Monday afternoon, senators from both parties spoke out, giving a sense of where they stand ahead of Wednesday's final vote on whether or not to remove the president from office.
"We've all seen the videos from 20 years ago where members who were present during the Clinton trial took the exact opposite stance than they take today".
In hindsight, Alexander's rhetoric seems quite foolish, but to the extent that Republicans are still concerned about presidents creating enemies lists, the party may want to take a look at the current occupant of the Oval Office.
The Republican Party has been disgraceful for blocking witnesses to testify during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial but has one last chance to show some backbone by at least partially standing up to the president's improper behavior, conservative columnist Matt Lewis wrote in an op-ed in the Daily Beast on Tuesday. "I think it would be smart not to", he said. "The people of MI don't think any of this is OK". "We can, together, end the era of impeachment".
Having castigated the House, the Senate, Trump and the media, Murkowski wrapped up her approximately 11-minute diatribe on a note of faint optimism: 'It's my hope that we finally found bottom here'. "It's energized both bases". "What the House Democrats have done to this nation, to the Constitution, to the office of the president, to the president himself and to this body (the Senate) is outrageous".
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For substance, Trump will tout his recent policy gains: a Phase 1 U.S. "It's going to be done", Trump said.
If Trump says nothing about the plan during the speech, that could signal that Trump knows it's in trouble. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). "There are a lot of really great things he should talk about and stay away from maybe what the [impeachment] proceedings are".
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Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of NY weighed in immediately after McConnell's remarks, accusing the Republican leader and his GOP colleagues of sweeping Trump's misconduct under the rug.
GRISALES: Manchin says he remains undecided. The official described it as an optimistic speech that would touch on the economy, trade, paid family leave, immigration and national security. "So, now Democrats have carried this partisan and inappropriate impeachment into a new year".
If attempting to pressure a foreign nation to help a president of the US win reelection is not something worth impeachment, then nearly nothing is.
"If there is going to peace and legislation, there can not be war and investigation".
The Democrats elected House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) as Speaker of the House after they assumed control of the House for the first time since 2010.
He urged lawmakers then to "reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution - and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good".
He also says that attempting to withhold taxpayer money in order to cheat with foreign help in the next election is not impeachable.
The charged emotions inside the Capitol will add to the drama on Tuesday night, but it's unlikely the televised speech will have much impact once the cameras go off.
On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing "relentless optimism" during his third State of the Union address, a speech created to pivot from his impeachment to his drive for reelection.