“Sen. Rand Paul warned of a mass exodus from the Republican Party if GOP senators come together with Democrats to convict President Trump in a second impeachment trial, even after he leaves office next week,” according to the Washington Examiner.
“The Kentucky Republican told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he believes one-third of the party will leave if Trump’s conviction comes to fruition. Paul added that he believes the second impeachment is ‘purely a partisan thing.’
“‘I didn’t agree with the fight that happened last week. I voted against overturning the election,’ Paul said Friday night. ‘But at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion. If Republicans go along with it, it will destroy the party. A third of the Republicans will leave the party.’…
“Convicting Trump in the Senate requires a two-thirds vote (or 67 senators). The Senate will be split 50-50 with Democrats and the two independents who caucus with them having a tie-breaker in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.”
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— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 16, 2021