House Democrats are planning to walk over the impeachment charges against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday evening, however, multiple members of the Republican Party in the Upper Chamber have already come out in opposition against holding a trial .
A total of 29 GOP senators have come out against the trial, stating that it is unconstitutional to try and convict a former presidential office holder and that it is a waste of time.
“I think right now Donald Trump is no longer the president; he is a former president,” Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. He insisted the Constitution does not say “that you can impeach someone who is not in office.”
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., also said Sunday the Senate lacks the constitutional authority to convict Trump now that he has left office. He also said, according to PBS NewsHour, “the more I talk to other Republican senators, the more they’re beginning to line up” behind that argument.
“I think a lot of Americans are going to think it’s strange that the Senate is spending its time trying to convict and remove from office a man who left office a week ago,” he added.
“Well, first of all, I think the trial is stupid; it’s counterproductive,” Sen. Marco Rubio said during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday. “We already have a flaming fire in this country, and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire.”
“The first chance I get to vote to end this trial, I’ll do it,” Rubio continued.
Democrats argue that Trump leaving the presidency doesn’t prevent the Senate from holding an impeachment trial. This view is actually seconded by a few different legal scholars and Sen. Mitt Romney.
Like anyone still cares about that old RINO, right?
Here is the list of individuals who have the spine to stand up to the ridiculous ploys of the Democratic Party to try and prevent Trump from running for office again:
- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
- Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.
- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.
- Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
- Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala.
- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
- Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D.
- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
- Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind.
- Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.
- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
- Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan.
- Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
- Sen. Jodi Ernst, R-Iowa.
- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
- Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn.
- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
- Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.
- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.