Republican Senator Rand Paul issued a dire warning to his party’s leadership about turning their backs on President Trump and what implications that could have for the future of the party.
During an interview with Fox News, Paul said Trump’s second impeachment was “crazy” and should not be entertained by Republicans. He followed up his remark saying the effort just goes to show how “bitter” Trump’s critics really are.
“I just don’t understand how they can be moving forward with this,” Paul said.
“And look, I’m not just saying I’m for everything President Trump has done. I was for seating the electors because I think Congress shouldn’t overturn the state electors. But at the same time, the thing they are doing is an overreaction, and if they think they’re going to have a positive feeling from the public when they’re going to go through a partisan impeachment again, I think that’s absolutely insane and wrongheaded,” he continued.
As the Daily Wire reports, the Kentucky Republican also predicted what could happen if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were to consider the impeachment article.
“Impeachment is purely a partisan thing,” Paul said, failing to mention that 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for impeaching Trump.
“Look, I didn’t agree with the fight that happened last week, and I voted against overturning the election, but at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion, [and] if Republicans go along with it, it’ll destroy the party,” he predicted.
“A third of the Republicans will leave the party,” Paul continued, pointing to the impact Trump has made on shaping and changing the modern Republican Party. “This isn’t about whether it was a right or wrong debate. This isn’t about anymore … the Electoral College, it’s about the future of the party, and whether you’re going to ostracize and excommunicate President Trump from the party. Well, guess what? Millions of his fans will leave as well.”
Watch Paul’s comments below: