Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has claimed he would spend billions if needed on unseating President Donald Trump.
However, while he’s a little more wary about impeaching the president, at the end of the day he’d still cast his vote for impeachment if he were a U.S. senator.
“I was asked if I were a senator, how would I vote? And I’d have to swallow two or three times, but I would say I would vote to convict because there’s just so much evidence that he acted inappropriately,” Bloomberg said in an NBC interview, per the Washington Examiner.
Bloomberg admitted that it would be difficult to cast the impeachment vote because the Democratic Party would possibly suffer political consequences for a long period of time.
“I think that impeachment is a political process. It’s not good. We’d be much better off letting the voters decide who is president in this country,” Bloomberg said. “But the president’s actions eventually, as information came out, it convinced me that he should be impeached and that this should be a fair trial.”
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who was added to the president’s impeachment defense team last week, recently argued that Trump’s actions weren’t worthy of impeachment, whether they happened or not.
“Abuse of power, even if proved, is not an impeachable offense,” said Dershowitz. “That’s exactly what the framers rejected. They didn’t want to give Congress the authority to remove a president because he abused his power. They have to prove treason, they have to prove bribery, or they have to prove other crimes and misdemeanors.”
The impeachment trial in the senate is expected to begin this week.