On Wednesday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” cohost Whoopi Goldberg went off on the 45 Republican senators who dared to vote that a Senate impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump would be unconstitutional. She went so far as to accuse the Republicans of being “scared” to convict him because “then their feet are going to be in the fire as well.”
Only five Republicans joined Democrats in voting against a motion put forth by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stating that having an impeachment trial for a president who has already left office is unconstitutional. This means that it is extremely unlikely that Democrats will get the votes they need to actually impeach Trump in the Senate, as doing so would require far more than five Republicans to join them.
This did not sit well with Goldberg, who proceeded to throw a temper tantrum on her show.
“A lot of the people that are saying, ‘No, we’re not going to vote for this,’ they’re protecting themselves because they know if he is convicted they are next,” Goldberg whined. “Because with all of those senators and congresspeople, all the people that are still saying, ‘No, he was cheated,’ then their feet are going to be in the fire as well.”
“See, with one lie, you can take them all down or raise them all up,” she added. “If somebody would just say, ‘You know, I know that was his voice talking to the man in Georgia, I know that was his voice saying to people, yeah, you can peacefully go, but you know, this is not going to happen easily, you’re going to have to take what you want and Mike Pence is going to have to step up’ — You read the signs. I read the signs. You know what he said, and you know what you allowed to happen. You allowed it to happen.”
“All of you who are saying that this was a steal, the woman that was wearing the mask, you know what this was and you watched it happen and you let it happen,” Goldberg concluded. “Now you’re scared that if there is a vote that says, yeah, we’re going to impeach him, you all are on the line as well.”
45 GOP VOTE TO DISMISS IMPEACHMENT: After the Senate was sworn in as jurors, 45 Republicans agreed to dismiss the impeachment trial of former Pres. Trump for being “unconstitutional” – the co-hosts react and discuss the likelihood of a conviction. https://t.co/M6RsW2Fg0B pic.twitter.com/Ov8lFKUV7X
— The View (@TheView) January 27, 2021
Democrats are more desperate than ever to impeach Trump because doing so would prevent him from running for president again in 2024.