With the Senate so tightly split, every single Democrat vote is going to be crucial when impeachment is brought to the floor in the coming days.
One of the famous Democrat “swing voters” is Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. He has often been a thorn in the side of radical Democrats, and it appears he will continue to be just that when it comes to impeaching Trump for a second time.
On Monday, Manchin told Fox News anchor Bret Baier that the Democrats push to impeach Trump again is “ill advised” and that the Senate will simply not have the votes to convict him. Furthermore, Manchin suggested it wouldn’t make sense to move forward with impeachment since Joe Biden will be sworn into office in less than two weeks.
“I don’t see any of that because there will still be 48 Democrats, until we seat Warnock and Sen. Ossoff,” Manchin said.
“So, until that happens, you need 67 votes. I think, my arithmetic, that means we have 19 Republicans. I don’t see that,” he added. “And I think the House should know that also. We have been trying to send that message over. They know the votes aren’t there.”
“I think this is so ill-advised for Joe Biden to be coming in, trying to heal the country, trying to be the president of all the people, when we’re going to be so divided and fighting again,” Manchin continued. “Let the judicial system do its job … We’re a country of the rule of law. That’s the bedrock of who we are. Let that take its place. Let the investigations go on. Let the evidence come forth, and then we will go forward from there.”
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