A Number of GOP Senators Are Warning McConnell Against Convicting Trump
The Republican party has a Donald Trump party. The Georgia runoffs were the first test of whether or not Trump would be able to turn out his voters in a race where he wasn’t on the ticket. It was a miserable failure as Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won, handing Democrats control of the senate.
Mitch McConnell, seeing this issue, has hinted that he might want to convict Donald Trump. If the ex-President is convicted, he would never be able to run for office again, and would lose significant power within the GOP. Still, a number of loyal Trump soldiers in the senate are warning McConnell not to do so.
Proud Trump sycophant Lindsey Graham told reporters, “I think if any Republican-leader type who embraces that is doing a lot of damage to the party. There’s no way to be a successful Republican Party without having President Trump working with all of us and all of us working with him.”
Newly elected Tommy Tuberville said, “It wouldn’t be good. The whole thing is about a team, and if you start separating the team, then it just tears it up. You’re going to impeach a guy who’s not even in town anymore?”
Asked what it would mean for party if Republicans convicted Trump, Tuberville said: "It wouldn't be good. The whole thing is about a team, and if you start separating the team, then it just tears it up." He added: “You're going to impeach a guy who's not even in town anymore?"
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And Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson simply responded, “No, no, no. I don’t even think we should be having a trial.”