Republicans Face Political Challenges In Trump Impeachment Trial

The pending prosecution of former President Donald Trump has Republicans caught between a rock and a hard place as they look to chart their political future, strategists say.

Five GOP senators -- Romney, U.S. Sens Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pensylvania -- then voted against a Republican-led attempt to dismiss Trump's second impeachment trial as unconstitutional.

Still, Republican strategists Ford O'Connell said Democrats want to forge ahead with the trial in part to "create a divide within the Republican base between traditional GOP voters and Trump voters, because they are concerned that if the GOP gets its act together, that (the Democrats are) probably going to lose the House and could conceivably lose the Senate."

Read more from Lisa Kashinsky at the Boston Herald

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published this page in In The News 2021-02-10 12:18:08 -0500
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