Trump’s impeachment trial took a strange turn with this sudden resignation
Democrats and Never-Trump RINOs are taking the unprecedented step of holding a Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump even though he is out of office.
Trump just got some bad news on that front.
And now Donald Trump’s impeachment trial took a strange turn with this sudden resignation.
Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman announced on Monday that he would retire rather than seek a third term in 2022.
Portman blamed gridlock in the Senate for why he was tapping out.
“It has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision,” Portman announced.
Portman then declared he wanted to spend two years caving in to the Democrats’ demands to “compromise” and help pass Joe Biden’s radical agenda.
“Over the next two years, I look forward to being able to focus all my energy on legislation and the challenges our country faces rather than on fundraising and campaigning,” Portman added.
But in the immediate turn, the focus shifted to how this would affect Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Since Portman no longer feared a primary challenge, some pundits believed Portman’s decision to retire put his vote in the Senate trial in play.
Right now only a small handful of Republican turncoats are expected to vote to convict President Trump.
Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski are all considered certain to vote to convict Donald Trump.
While there is no chance 17 Republicans vote to convict the President, many Trump haters in the media believe that if more Republican Senators vote to convict Trump it will signal a complete repudiation of the former President as the party establishment seeks to expunge Trump and his movement from the Republican Party.