Rand Paul, a Republican from Kansas, is sometimes willing to call out Donald Trump. The senator even called the President’s Qasem Soleimani killing, “the death of democracy.” Paul, however, wants the impeachment trial put to an end as soon as possible.
And the Kansas lawmaker says that he isn’t alone in his feelings. Paul recently told the Washington Post that 45 of the 53 senate Republicans are ready to end the trial right now.
“There are 45, with about five to eight wanting to hear a little more,” the senator told the newspaper. “I still would like to dismiss it, but there aren’t the votes to do it just yet. I will push it at some point. The more Adam Schiff speaks, the more we become unified.”
Paul also said there is no need for lawmakers to hear from Trump’s former National Security Adviser, John Bolton. “It’s unknown,” he said. “Some people who have talked to him think he has an ax to grind, that he’s angry he was publicly fired by the president. But he also has a history of believing in unlimited powers for the president. Which is the guiding light for John Bolton at this point? Axe to grind and books to sell? Or, be a player and say ‘even if I’m gone, he’s doing what I want on Iran and other things?”