Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) announced late on Wednesday evening that he opposes impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump because the Senate will not be able to hold a fair trial before Trump is out of office and he opposes impeaching a former president.
Cotton’s statement came after he announced last week that he was not going to support an effort by some Republicans to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“‘There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.’ Those words are as true today as when Abraham Lincoln spoke them,” Cotton said. “As I said last summer when mob violence gripped our streets, so I say again about the mob violence at our nation’s Capitol last week: those persons responsible should be held accountable in the courts to the full extent of the law.”
“The House has passed an article of impeachment against the president, but the Senate under its rules