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Meadows Appears To Suggest Impeachment Trial Against Trump Is Not 'Important To the American People'

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Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is urging people to move on to what is “important to the American people.”

Former President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff was asked by “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade “in retrospect” if the “Save America” rally where the former president spoke — which occurred before pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol — was a “good idea” on Jan. 6.

Meadows responded, “When we start looking at the rally, Brian, we are focused more on that than we are really about what we need to be focused on today. When we start to look at America, it needs to be about what is important to people on Main Street.”

He added, “As we’re going forward, hopefully, we will get beyond this. There was a vote yesterday in the Senate that suggested that 45 senators said that it was unconstitutional,” before appearing to suggest the impeachment trial is not that important to Americans.

“Let’s get on and be focused on what is important to the American people,” Meadows said.

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Meanwhile, an ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Jan. 10 revealed that the majority of Americans polled said Trump should be removed before he left office. A more recent poll by Monmouth University found that the majority of respondents want senators to convict Trump and bar him from holding office in the future.

Meadows’ remarks come as House Democrats sent the impeachment article against Trump — charging him with “incitement of insurrection” after the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 — on Monday.

On Tuesday, all but five Republican senators voted to declare the impeachment trial against Trump unconstitutional, as IJR reported. The five Republican lawmakers included Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Pat Toomey (Pa.).

President Joe Biden indicated this week that he does not believe there will be enough votes in the Senate to convict Trump — as at least 17 Republicans have to join Democrats to do so.

The Senate is expected to begin the impeachment trial during the week of Feb. 8.

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