Rep. Doug Collin, one of the House members on President Trump’s legal defense team predicted President Trump will receive bipartisan support when he’s acquitted.
Collins did not name which Democrat Senators he believed could possibly vote to acquit President Trump, but the most likely would be Senator Joe Manchin, the only Democrat who voted against Democrats in confirming Justice Kavanaugh.
A report from the LA Times that purported that Dianne Feinstein was leaning towards voting to acquit President Trump was refuted by Feinstein herself.
Other names that have come up are Doug Jones, who faces a tough reelection battle in the heavily red Alabama and Krysten Sinema, considered a moderate Democrat.
Fox News reports Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, one of the numerous House members on President Trump’s legal defense team, predicted Wednesday that the Senate will vote on a bipartisan basis to acquit the president following his impeachment trial.
Politico reported on Tuesday that Democrats were apparently divided over whether to remove Trump from office on the charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — neither of which is a defined federal crime. Collins predicted on “Fox & Friends” that some of those Democrats would eventually join Republicans in clearing Trump of wrongdoing.
“For the first time what we’re probably going to see here, and I think we’ll actually probably see this,” Collins said, “the only bipartisan part of this whole impeachment sham will be bipartisan to acquit the president.”
Moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Doug Jones and Kyrsten Sinema were all weighing votes to acquit Trump on at least one of the two articles of impeachment, Politico reported.
“I know it’s hard to believe that. But I really am [undecided]. But I have not made a final decision. Every day, I hear something, I think ‘this is compelling, that’s compelling,’” Manchin said. “Everyone’s struggling a little bit.”
Additionally, Manchin said on MSNBC Wednesday that Hunter Biden is a relevant witness for the Senate to call in the impeachment trial.
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