by Monica Showalter
In Trump derangement syndrome, Democrats just can’t help themselves. Their bid to take President Trump down in his post-presidency through an illegal impeachment is going down like the Hindenburg.
Start with the latest – the vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
According to CBS News, which is broadcasting this as a Republican defeat:
The Senate voted 55 to 45 to reject a motion to dismiss the impeachment trial on the basis that it is unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a private citizen, paving the way for the trial to begin in two weeks.
Five Republicans — Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Pat Toomey — joined all Democrats in voting to table the point of order, brought by GOP Senator Rand Paul.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was among the Republicans who voted against the point of order, brought by Paul, indicating McConnell supports Paul’s position that an impeachment trial of a former president is unconstitutional.
It’s nonsense. Sen. Rand Paul’s motion to dismiss the impeachment was a spectacular defeat for the Democrats.