Sen. Susan Collins ‘Perplexed’ by Trump Lawyer Who ‘Did Not Seem To Make Any Arguments’

Six Republican senators voted “yes” to proceed with the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Some of them are speaking out following the first day of the trial.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was among the six Republican lawmakers who voted on Tuesday that the impeachment trial is constitutional.

“I was perplexed by the first attorney, who did not seem to make any arguments at all, which was an unusual approach to take,” Collins said. She was pointed to Trump lawyer Bruce Castor, who named a few Republican senators in his remarks.

The Maine senator also said it was “inappropriate” for Castor to call out Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.).

Collins is not the only one criticizing Trump’s legal team. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said, “I thought the President’s lawyer the first lawyer just rambled on and on and on and didn’t really address the constitutional argument.”

The Texas senator continued, “Finally, the second lawyer got around to it And I thought, did an effective job but I’ve seen a lot of lawyers and a lot of arguments and that was it was not one of the finest I’ve seen.”

Additionally, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) shared that she was “really stunned” by the first attorney for Trump.

“I couldn’t figure out where he was going, spent 45 minutes going somewhere, but I don’t think he helped with us better understand where he was coming from on the constitutionality,” Murkowski added.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) indicated that he thought the House impeachment managers’ arguments were “focused, relied upon and trusted upon the opinion of legal scholars.”

In contrast, Trump’s legal team’s arguments were “unfocused, they attempted to avoid the issue. And they talked about everything but the issue at hand,” Cassidy said.

The six senators who voted with Democrats that the trial is constitutional include Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), as IJR reported on.

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  1. First Counselor Castor pointed out to the impeachment managers that they wrong in describing what was right: they were completely wrong. The second counselor hit the “nail on the head”.

    1. Ron you are demonstrating WHY Trump claimed to “love the uneducated.” If you read the full line in the Constitution Castor claimed only provided the Senate with the ability to remove an impeached official from office, you would be aware he stopped midsentence. It is impossible to claim banning anyone found guilty of impeachable offenses from holding office again was “unconstitutional” if the ability to ban them is IN THE CONSTITUTION. THAT is not my guess as to WHY Trump was dissatisfied with their performance. THAT would be when Castor pointed out that the voters should make that decision as they did in electing someone else in 2020. Trump still wants you to believe he won—in a landslide. YOU and I both know he did not win. BUT his followers believed so many of his lies, WHY would he stop?

      If “the impeachment managers were “wrong” and the defense lawyer was “right,” WHY did SIX R’s agree with the impeachment managers’ argument? 56-44 vote.

      1. WHY did SIX R’s agree with the impeachment managers’ argument? 56-44 vote.

        It looks like we now know who the dimwitts are in the R party… they will pay the price…

        1. Be careful what you wish for, dickster.

          A party full of incompetent, knuckle-dragging lackies who ALSO have no idea what they are doing or who have no idea what reality is or who have no policy platform beyond “whatever he said” is not going make a very good political party. Even if you manage to get a whole party of these conspiracy theory believing mouth-breathers together, what are they going to do for the country?

          1. The democrat party full of incompetent, knuckle-dragging lackies who ALSO have no idea what they are doing or who have no idea what reality is or who have no policy platform beyond “whatever he said” is not going make a very good political party. Even if you manage to get a whole party of these conspiracy theory believing mouth-breathers together, what are they going to do for the country?

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