Rand Paul: Everybody Knows How Trump Trial in U.S. Senate Will Turn Out

Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
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Rand Paul says there’s no mystery concerning how the vote for President Trump’s upcoming trial in the U.S. Senate will turn out.

Sen. Paul predicts that none of the 53 Republican U.S. Senators will vote to remove Trump from office.

In an interview with The Hill, the Kentucky Republican said he thought every Senator, regardless of party, had already made up their mind about how they’ll vote.

“I think the votes have been decided. As much as anybody will be pretending to be judicious about this, I don’t think that there’s one senator who hasn’t decided how they’re going to vote,” Paul said. 

Paul also repeated a warning he made earlier this week about how any Republican Senator who votes to remove Trump from office would be effectively ending their political career.

It would take at least two-thirds of the Senate—a minimum of 67 votes—to convict Trump on the two impeachment charges approved by the House.

The Senate trial is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m eastern on Tuesday, Jan. 21.