The Democrats had enough problems holding the party line in the House, where they have the majority, in regard to impeachment. Now, they are facing similar problems in the Senate.
According to The Epoch Times, freshman Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) just indicated that he may flip on the Democrats. Jones said he’ll vote to acquit Trump of the “dots aren’t connected” during the Senate trial.
Where is the proof?
The question Democrats have yet to give a reasonable answer for is also the most important question: Where is the actual evidence?
The House rigged the hearings in every way possible, but neither the House Judiciary or Intelligence Committee hearings really swayed anyone. In fact, the hearings seemed to have the opposite effect of intention.
After the hearings were completed, support for Trump increased among Americans, and overall public support for his impeachment dipped below 50% for the first time since this debacle started. Additionally, two House Democrats voted against impeaching, and many more were on the fence and likely only voted along with the establishment out of fear.
Dems continue to whine about wanting witnesses during the Senate trial, but they have failed to make their case in the House, so what use is there for more witnesses? Unless, of course, we’re talking about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and the so-called “whistleblower” — all witnesses that Democrats will do everything in their power to block.
Unlike the Democrats in the House, Senate Democrats in moderate districts may not be so willing to end their political career by voting for something the majority of Americans do not want to see happen.
“I’m trying to see if the dots get connected. If that is the case, then I think it’s a serious matter. I think it’s an impeachable matter,” Sen. Jones said on Sunday.
The Alabama senator went on: “But if those dots aren’t connected and there are other explanations that I think are consistent with innocence, I will go that way too. I have got to make sure that I — what I really want to see, though, is to — to fill in the gaps. There are gaps.”
That being the case, it is hard to imagine him voting in favor of the impeachment. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is another moderate Democrat who is torn on how to vote when the time comes, National Review notes.
These are only two, but there are likely more that are weighing whether they want to do the right thing or hold the party line.
If Dems fail to carry the entire party, it is likely there will be a bipartisan acquittal — something that will be very hard for Democrat leadership to face down come election day.