While he can often waffle on his initial statements, Rand Paul is one of the few Republicans who attempt to keep Donald Trump in check. The Kentucky senator recently blasted Trump for the Qasem Soleimani killing, referring to the action as, “the death of diplomacy.”
That willingness to call the President out, however, does not pertain to the upcoming Impeachment trial in the senate. Paul recently told The Hill that no senator would be willing to vote against Trump because that would mean the end of their political career.
The Kentucky senator said the fact that no House Republicans voted to impeach Trump bodes poorly for Democrats. ““I really think the verdict has already been decided as well,” he remarked. “I don’t think any Republicans are going to vote for impeachment.”
Paul continued, “I think the votes have been decided. As much as anybody will be pretending to be judicious about this, I don’t think that there’s one senator who hasn’t decided how they’re going to vote.”
The lawmaker also said that if any Republican does choose to vote against Trump, it would be political suicide. “I think if you’re pretty much no longer interested in running for office, or no longer interested in getting Republican votes, you might vote to impeach the president.”
Paul closed his remarks, “When it comes to whether or not you’re going to impeach a president of your own party, particularly over a policy difference or whether or not he has lack of decorum or whatever, I think that’s something that a lot of voters will not excuse.”