Senator Rand Paul Inspires The GOP To Call For Cancelation Of The Impeachment

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has a reputation for being one of the most staunch constitutionalists in the entirety of Congress – a trait was no doubt passed down from his father, the Libertarian-leaning icon Ron Paul.

Now, the Senate is beginning its first round of a new impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, the Senator seems to have a prescient query for the country:  Is this whole thing even constitutionally sound?

His objections to the process have rallied some Republicans to stand at his side.

Forty-five senators voted with Paul’s motion to raise the question of whether it is constitutional to impeach Trump after he left office. This means that likely five Republicans voted with Democrats on the question of whether it is constitutional to impeach a former president.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with Paul on the motion that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional.

Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) voted with Democrats, believing that the impeachment is constitutional.

This vote likely serves as a proxy vote on the final vote of whether to convict Trump on the question if he incited an insurrection during the January 6 riots.

Rand’s speech was a booming, bellicose spectacle that was something to behold.

Democrats have made it clear that their hope is that they can not only convict Trump in the Senate but bar him from holding any future public office.

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