Rand Paul: If Senators Back Impeachment, GOP Will Lose 1/3rd of Their Party
There aren’t too many people left who are willing to argue about Donald Trump’s competence. That does not mean, however, that no one is willing to do so. Fox’s Laura Ingraham and Senator Rand Paul, though, are certainly willing.
The Republican argument against impeachment is not a strong one. Rather than arguing the merits of their claim, many GOP’ers have taken to making threats as to what would happen if Republican senators did vote to convict Donald Trump. During a weekend segment on the Ingraham Angle, Paul argued that it would cost the GOP a significant portion of it’s base.
The Kentucky senator told Ingraham, “Look, I didn’t agree with the [Capitol] fight that happened last week, and I voted against overturning the election, but at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion, [and] if Republicans go along with it, it’ll destroy the party.”
Paul continued, “A third of the Republicans will leave the party. This isn’t about, anymore, the Electoral College, this is about the future of the party, and whether you’re going to ostracize and excommunicate President Trump from the party. Well, guess what,? Millions of his fans will leave as well.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network: