Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 26, 2021 by Sundance
During senate impeachment rules processes and parliamentary proceedings today, Senator Rand Paul proposed a smart point of order requiring a senate vote on dismissing the impeachment case against President Trump. Essentially this dismissal vote will reflect the baseline, worst case, final outcome, vote of any impeachment trial.
The Senate then took up a motion to table the dismissal point of order. The motion to table passed 55-45; meaning 55 senators want to impeach President Donald Trump and 45 senators voted to dismiss the entire case:
The good news is this will represent the worst case scenario on the final impeachment vote 55 yes / 45 nay. The impeachment will definitely fail in February, and President Trump now knows the disposition of the final outcome. [Though it could get better]
The bad news is 5 republican senators just voted to impeach President Trump. They are: Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Nebraska), and Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania).
Murkowski and Toomey are both up for reelection in 2022. However, Pat Toomey has indicated he is not running for reelection. So the most immediate 2022 target should be on Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Coming for you Senator Murkowski !
Thank you Senator Rand Paul !