House Democrat impeachment managers and attorneys from the White House are making their final, closing arguments from the Senate Monday. On Wednesday, Senators will vote to convict or acquit President Trump of the charges against him. According to reports and statements from a number of Republican Senators, the President will be acquitted in bipartisan fashion.
One Senator, who will certainly vote to convict President Trump, tossed the U.S. Constitution out the window last week and said she "doesn't care" if arguments against conviction are based on the founding document.
Kinda says it all. https://t.co/mS5Bvltdez— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 1, 2020
Meanwhile it appears the decision not to call new witnesses, after the House turned over an incomplete investigation, came after Senators from both sides of the political aisle had disagreements about how to proceed.
From colleague Mike Emanuel. Spox for GOP ME Sen Collins on impeachmemt debate: There was multi-party disagreement about how the Senate should proceed. It was not held up by the moderates.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 1, 2020
George Washington University constititional law professor Jonathan Turley, who testified in the House impeahcment inquiry, explains why the House case fell apart.
The House could not have made this easier for the White House in handing over an incomplete record after the shortest investigation of a presidential impeachment in history. They coupled that with the narrowest impeachment and the thinnest record in history. This is the result— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 31, 2020
This is why I told the Judiciary Committee that it was a monumental mistake to rush the impeachment vote on an incomplete record and hand over their case to the other house and the opposing party. This will go down as a blunder of historic measure by the House leadership.— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 31, 2020
The hard truth is that Democrats lost this case the minute they rushed an impeachment vote—and they knew it. With the approaching Iowa caucuses, they preferred a failed impeachment rather than completing the case against Trump. https://t.co/HAErYhEUOw— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 1, 2020