Leroy N. Soetoro
2021-01-23 20:48:25 UTC
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin will not formally push his caucus to
vote in favor of convicting President Trump in his second impeachment
trial, describing it as a personal decision for lawmakers.
Speaking to CNNs State of the Union Sunday morning, Durbin (D-Ill.)
made the remarks after being asked if he believed every Democrat would
vote in favor of impeaching the outgoing president, to which he responded
that he did not know the answer.
Durbin, who is set to become the No. 2 Senate Democrat when the party
takes control on Wednesday, explained that he agreed with Senate Majority
Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his assertion that it is an issue of
We will, of course, try to find out how members feel, the Illinois
senator argued. But in terms of arm-twisting, when it comes to
impeachment, you just dont do that.
Sen. Dick Durbin is set to become the No. 2 Democrat when the party takes
control on Jan. 20, 2021.
When it comes to an issue of this gravity and constitutional importance,
members really have to follow their own conscience. It isnt a matter of
saying, Well, the team has to all vote together. It just doesnt
happen, Durbin continued.
This is the third time I will have sat through an impeachment trial.
[Whipping] has not happened in the previous two times and I dont expect
it this time, he added.
The House voted 232-197 to impeach the commander-in-chief last Wednesday.
Democrats filed a single article of impeachment, charging the president
with incitement of an insurrection after Trump supporters stormed the
Capitol the week before.
McConnell, who will become minority leader on Inauguration Day, has said
any trial against Trump would not begin until at least after President-
elect Joe Bidens Wednesday swearing in.
His reason: The chamber will be in recess until Tuesday, the day before
Trump will leave office.
In a separate interview on the same CNN program, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-
Md.), a House impeachment manager, declined to say when the House would
transfer the article to the Senate, only offering that it should be
coming up soon when pressed on the matter.
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