“Partisan” and “Dead On Arrival” – Rand Paul’s Motion To Dismiss Impeachment Supported By 45 Senators

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had introduced a motion before the Senate, suggesting the Senate dismiss Trump’s slated impeachment trial. Forty-five Senators voted in favor of the motion.

Five Republican Senators voted against Paul’s motion. Those senators are:
Romney (as expected)

Since Paul’s point of order was eventually defeated by a margin of 55-45, the Senate trial will move forward. However, if the 45 Senators who voted in favor of Paul’s motion, it can be predicted that the Senate will not have the 67-supermajority vote needed to convict Trump.

This news follows reports of the House delivering an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday. The articles allege Trump enabled, “imminent lawless action at the Capitol.”

Rand Paul has been an outspoken critic of the trial. In a recent Tweet, Paul described the upcoming “trial” as “partisan” and “dead on arrival.”