‘Extraordinarily unlikely that the president will be convicted’
By Art Moore
Published January 27, 2021 at 7:51pm
After 45 Republicans supported a motion declaring a Senate trial for Donald Trump is unconstitutional because the objective of impeachment is to remove a president, Democrats realized they don’t have the 67 votes needed to convict.
Already, they appear to be exploring alternatives.
Axios reported Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Susan Collins of Maine are discussing a censure resolution along with other colleagues.
Collins was one of five Republicans senators who voted Tuesday against the resolution of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to declare the trial unconstitutional.