Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley ripped the Trump impeachment proceedings currently taking place in the Senate, referring to it as a “kangaroo trial” as Democrats continue to lay out their case against former President Donald Trump.
“It is totally unconstitutional and it is incredibly selfish on the part of the Democrats who are pursuing their own personal political vendettas here,” Hawley stated during an interview conducted with Fox News host Harris Faulkner.
“This is a total kangaroo trial,” he said.
Trump’s legal team has been arguing this week that the impeachment of a former president is unconstitutional. Hawley said in the interview, “The Constitution does not permit them to do what they are trying to do.”
“You’re not going to get anything but condemnation from me for what happened with those criminals at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but that doesn’t make the trial any more legitimate than it is, which is totally illegitimate — no basis in the Constitution,” Hawley said.
To win a conviction, Democrats would likely need at least 17 Republican senators to join all 50 Democratic senators to vote to convict. But that appears unlikely as the majority of GOP senators have come out against the constitutional basis of the trial.
Hawley is once again right on the money. This whole trial is a sham. It’s sole purpose is to get a conviction and prevent Trump from being able to run for office in 2024. That’s it.
It’s unconstitutional to do this and they know it. Trump is no longer a sitting president, which means they really should not even be able to hold this trial in the first place.
It’s pretty much a given that the Democrats are not going to have the Republican votes they need for a conviction. Time to stop this political theater.