President Trump is wanting to move on from the impeachment debacle and see “Trump Acquitted” on headlines across America.
However, Republicans in the Senate believe that they can do one better — a “bipartisan acquittal.”
According to The Hill, some GOP senators believe that one or two Democrats may break rank from their party and decide to vote with Republicans against the partisan impeachment process.
“I think we might have a couple,” Georgia Sen. David Perdue said. “I don’t want to speculate on who — obviously that puts too much pressure on them — but I really think we have people on both sides that are trying to get to a reasonable, nonpartisan answer.”
Additionally, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News in a recent interview that some Democrats may defect, adding that he doubted any Republican senators would go against Trump.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or two Democrats. It looks to me over in the House, the Republicans seem to be solid and the Democrats seem to be divided,” McConnell said.
Early speculation is leading people to believe that Sens. Joe Manchin and Doug Jones are the ones who may depart from party lines to vote against the Democrat-led impeachment.
In fact, Manchin has a record of voting more in favor of President Trump than with his fellow Democrats, with FiveThirtyEight showing he aligns with Republicans in 53.1 percent of his votes. He also comes from West Virginia, where the president won by 42 percent in the 2016 election.
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