U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he will not take a position on the likely impeachment of U.S. Republican President Donald Trump if the matter heads to the U.S. Senate for trial.
“If the House impeaches the president, the Senate would in effect be the jury. There would be many twists and turns between now and a Senate trial,” Alexander, a senior senator, said in an emailed statement to The Tennessee Star Friday.
“Therefore, as a potential juror, I will have nothing more to say about impeachment until all the evidence is presented and all the arguments are made.”
According to Friday’s PJMedia.com, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld said he knows most of the senior Republicans in the U.S. Senate, and that “they’re picking their words carefully when they talk to me.”
“I wouldn’t want to get quoted,” the website quoted Weld as saying.
“I don’t even like to ask someone to do something which is not in their political self-interest. But yeah, I would say they’re four to six votes for removal right now.”
According to an old article on NYMag.com, with an unspecified date, Weld referred to Alexander as a friend.
As reported, U.S. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, who also represents Tennessee, has made her thoughts known on the impeachment matter.
What Alexander thinks, however, is of particular interest to at least one organization.
As The Star reported in October, Alexander wouldn’t say whether he would go along with investigating Trump’s alleged attempts to get a foreign country to discredit former Democratic vice president Joe Biden’s son.
Members of a 501c4 group known as Defending Democracy Together — who say they are “lifelong conservatives and Republicans” — called on Alexander to act in a video.
The ad then touts the website RuleofLawRepublicans.com
According to the website, Republicans for the Rule of Law “is a coalition of Republicans who believe law enforcement investigations should be completed without political interference, the laws apply equally to everyone, and the Constitution needs to be followed.”
Republicans for the Rule of Law is a project of Defending Democracy Together.
According to the website DefendingDemocracyTogether.org, group members say they believe in American exceptionalism.
According to the organization’s website, The Weekly Standard founder William Kristol directs the group, alongside author and former National Review writer Mona Charen.
Linda Chavez, and former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, among others, are also involved.
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