Sen. Hawley: We’re Watching ‘Democrats Case Just Fall Apart’

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On Wednesday, during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) explained his thoughts on the possibility of some Senate Democrats voting to acquit President Trump as the impeachment trial becomes more absurd.

“I think it is very possible, Tucker,” Hawley said. “I think what it tells you is they just don’t have the case. I think we’re really watching here with the questioning tonight the Democrats case just fall apart. I just came from the floor. We’re in recess here. Adam Schiff just said on the floor this case is all about bribery. It’s about extortion. That’s what is going on here. But the House didn’t charge bribery or extortion. They didn’t allege any of that in their articles of impeachment. I mean, it leaves you wondering why are we here? They don’t even know. I think the Democrats are sensing that, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we picked up some votes.”

Hawley explained what it would mean for Democrats who vote to acquit Trump: “I think they’re just going to have to admit — well, listen this was ill-advised from the beginning. What it really has been is a partisan attempt to overturn an election. I mean, that is what this really comes down to. They don’t like the president. They’ve never liked the president. They wanted to impeach him from day one. They were hellbent on doing it. And now, oops, they accidentally did it, and they can’t prove a case because there isn’t a case. And they’re putting the whole country through this, Tucker. That’s why it is time to bring this to an end. Let’s vote. We’ve heard the evidence. They don’t have a case. Let’s vote.”

Hawley’s claims that we’re watching “the Democrats case just fall part” comes the same day that Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) claimed the impeachment case had been “proven beyond any doubt at all.” Hawley’s claims are more grounded in reality, though. Some Senate Democrats are questioning the legitimacy of the case for impeachment. For example, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that Trump’s legal team was very effective and is making him “think about things.”