West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin voiced his opposition to the effort to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.
The House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment Monday, charging Trump with incitement of insurrection related to the incursion at the U.S. Capitol last week. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the measure Wednesday.
If approved, the Senate would hold a trial, but that wouldn’t happen until after Trump leaves office Jan. 20 — and at least one Democrat wouldn’t be on board with his party’s effort.
In an interview Monday with Bret Baier on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Manchin was asked whether there was any scenario where the Senate would try and convict Trump.
“I don’t see any of that,” he said.
“There will be 48, still 48, Democrats, until we seat Warnock and Senator Ossoff,” Manchin said,