(TheRedWire.com) – Senate Republicans do not appear to support the opinion that President Biden’s classified documents case could be considered an impeachable offense, despite House conservatives seeking exact revenge for former President Trump’s two impeachment trials. This position had been held by Senate Republicans since before it was revealed that classified documents had been found in the possession of former Vice President Pence.
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) had said that he did not believe this was a case of revenge and that every couple of years there were usually impeachment proceedings in the House and Senate. He argued that usually there is a constitutional reason for the impeachment trials, but they will see how things play out.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to the Senate GOP leadership team, when asked whether he thought Trump’s case could be considered an impeachable offense, replied by simply saying, “No.”
Republicans had previously claimed that the first impeachment trial of Trump which dealt with the delays in providing Ukraine with military aid had been a “partisan overreach.” However, that does not mean that they are willing to do the same now that they hold the House majority.
Currently, there is a lot of tension between House Republicans and Senate Republicans, especially as the Senate Republicans have not been participating in the House’s attempt to impeach Biden’s secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. Senate Republicans are also not interested in supporting the dissolution of the tax code in favor of a 23 percent to 30 percent national sales tax.
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