Forty-five out of 50 Senate Republicans have already voted to advance a motion to dismiss the trial on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, making it extremely unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats this week to convict.
“If the Senate had been able to vote on this in early January, there may have been some appetite to convict,” said John Pudner, a former adviser to one of Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) presidential campaigns. “But now it all looks political, with Democrats wanting to be remembered for making this case against Trump and every Republican thinking about their next primary challenge.”
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