WATCH: Acosta predicts Trump will get acquitted, says not seeing “courage” from Republicans is “really disappointing to watch”

Discussing former President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial CNN host Jim Acosta predicted Trump would be acquitted but lamented it is because “a political process” is playing out.

“If you look at the video, look at the evidence presented by the managers, you can call witnesses until the cows come home,” Acosta said “There’s no doubt when you look at the video of the president that day, inciting people, calling them to march down to the capitol, make their voices heard, he was sending people to the Capitol. There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind about that.”

“At the end of the day, this is a political process that was playing out,” Acosta continued “This is why you’re going to see this president being acquitted in all of this. But at the same time, there’s just a massive missed opportunity here for a lot of Republicans to side with the country. And not their own party here. It just seems to me, Anderson, when David Schoen is skipping out of the trial to appear on FOX News he’s doing that for an audience of one. Where is a decision being made to stand on principle in all of this? We’re just not seeing that kind of act of courage, profile of courage in any of this. And frankly watching it, it’s just really disappointing to watch.”