Sen. Rand Paul will force Senate RINOs to go on the record if they flip and join Democrats to allow testimony from witnesses during Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) senses that the fix is in against President Trump, and he is making it clear that he will use his power within the process to make Senate RINOs show their true colors.
“If you vote against Hunter Biden, you’re voting to lose your election, basically. Seriously. That’s what it is,” Paul said during an interview with his Senate office. “If you don’t want to vote and you think you’re going to have to vote against Hunter Biden, you should just vote against witnesses, period.”
Paul is undaunted by McConnell’s lack of a spine and is prepared to put every legislator on the record regardless of his objections.
“My first preference would be to be done with it as soon as possible and not to have any witnesses,” Paul said. “If they insist on having people like Bolton coming forward, my insistence will be not just one witness. But that the president should be able to call any witnesses that he deems necessary to his defense.”
Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are calling for a vote to consider witnesses.
One of the prime Trump impeachment witnesses is expected to be jilted former administration member John Bolton, who has publicly expressed his enthusiasm with testifying before the Senate.