While each deposition seems to bring Trump ever closer to being impeached by the House, much of his Senate jury is tuning it out, according to interviews with more than a dozen GOP senators.
It’s a sign that there may be almost nothing Democrats can unearth in their impeachment inquiry that will move many GOP senators to support Trump’s removal from office.
“Neither the president of Ukraine or the president of the United States says there’s a quid pro quo or that there was pressure applied. Does everybody else’s opinion matter if the supposed victim wasn’t victimized?” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said. “Zelensky doesn’t feel like he was pressured. I don’t know who the rest of the world is to feel victimized on his behalf.”
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) sought to cast doubt on practically the entire set of witnesses deposed by House Democrats behind closed doors when compared to the weight of Trump’s call with Zelensky.