All except five Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the impeachment motion on former President Donald Trump in the Upper House (Senate) of the US Parliament.
In this way, Republican MP Rand Paul’s attempt to call Trump’s impeachment process unconstitutional was rejected. This would make it difficult for Trump to succeed in the impeachment case.
Republican MP Paul introduced a motion in the Senate to declare the impeachment process on Trump unconstitutional. When voted on, the Senate rejected it by a margin of 55 votes against 45. The turnout was 12 votes short of a two-thirds majority (67).
The vote was thus successful but did not get as many votes in favor of the Democrat Party, which would be enough to convict Trump. This shows that not only the majority of Republican lawmakers in opposition to impeachment remains, but former President Trump still has considerable control over the party.
Polls also make it clear that Trump is less likely to be blamed for ‘abetting’ the January 6 violence in Capitol Hill. Republican lawmakers will oppose impeachment proceedings against Trump on February 8 in the Senate.
Trump’s party was good at voting on a motion presented by Republican MP Rand Paul in the Senate, with five Republican MPs also supporting some Democrats. Due to this, there is a strong possibility that the attempt to convict Trump in the impeachment case is likely to fail.
Talking to journalists after the vote, Rand Paul said, 45 votes means that impeachment proceedings will end before commencement. One of the five senators who voted to proceed for the trial, Senator Susan Collins, also said, “I think it’s clear from today’s vote that the president is unlikely to be convicted.”