As the Democrats prepare for another impeachment trial, amid questions of the constitutionality of convicting a former president, their chances of success appear grim.
After the Articles of Impeachment were passed against former President Donald Trump by the Democrat controlled House of Representatives there was some thought that the Senate could convict, but that is dimming now, CNN reported.
After Democratic leaders announced they would kick off the process to begin the impeachment trial on Monday, Republicans grew sharply critical about the proceedings — and made clear that they saw virtually no chance that at least 17 Republicans would join with 50 Democrats to convict Trump and also bar him from ever running from office again.
In interviews with more than a dozen GOP senators, the consensus was clear: Most Republicans are likely to acquit Trump, and only a handful are truly at risk of flipping to convict the former President — unless more evidence emerges or the political dynamics within their party dramatically change. Yet Republicans are also signaling that as more time has passed since the riot, some of the emotions of the day have cooled and they’re ready to move on.