Impeaching Donald Trump has been in question for some time now. But, the Republican Party seems torn on the decision. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) believes if Republicans vote to convict Trump, the party is bound to lose voters.
“If Republicans go along with it, it’ll destroy the party,” Paul said on Fox News’s The Ingraham Angle. “Look, I didn’t agree with the [Capitol] fight that happened last week, and I voted against overturning the election, but at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion.”
The number of those Republicans in favor of convicting Trump is small. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is one and is “hopeful that Republicans can use impeachment to purge Trump from the GOP.”
But, the 16 additional votes he needs to do this seems unlikely. Paul is convincing in his reasoning to back Trump, despite what happened on Jan. 6 .
“This isn’t about, anymore, the Electoral College, this is about the future of the party, and whether you’re going to ostracize and excommunicate President Trump from the party. Well, guess what? Millions of his fans will leave as well.”
He predicts that one-third of voters will end-up leaving the GOP.