Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is a pretty good example of a sensible guy in the Senate.
Certainly someone you would have to win if you were to hope to have any chance of removal in an impeachment trial in the Senate.
But not only is Scott not sold on impeachment, the Democrats in the House, with their proceedings, have made him more sure than ever of President Donald Trump’s innocence.
Scott appeared on Fox’s “Cavuto Live” with Neil Cavuto on Saturday. He said as it stands right now, there was “no way in the world” that, based on the present facts, Trump would be convicted in the Senate, if it got that far.
From Daily Caller:
“One thing is crystal clear, what we heard this week from the House was, no facts, no evidence, nothing that would lead to an impeachment,” Scott told Fox News host Neil Cavuto. “This is a place where I think all Americans wanted to know. Where is the fact pattern that leads to a conclusion of impeachment?”
The South Carolina senator noted the “inconsistencies” from House testimony so far, including EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who testified that Trump told him there was to be “no quid pro quo.”
“So, I am not confused,” said Scott. “I am actually more clear that there is no way in the world the Senate can act and convict the president of impeachment because he seems to be innocent of an impeachable offense.”
Cavuto asked Scott if he thought that Trump would be impeached in the House. Scott basically also indicated he was on to the Democrats’ game, that this was all about trying to keep Trump from winning in 2020, to stop him from being re-elected.
“There is one conclusion that was drawn before the impeachment process began,” he said. “Congressman Green said it really well, we must impeach the president, or we should impeach the president, we have to try to impeach the president or he will win reelection. That was the basis of the process. It is the same way today.”
But as polls have shown, other Americans are joining Scott and support for impeachment is dropping.
Most people recognize that it’s all a political effort.
Not only may Democrats not get what they hoped from it, but they may lose everything in the process.