Tim Scott: Trump Is Innocent, 'No Way In The World' Senate Would Convict Him
South Carolina Senator weighs in on impeachment hearing
Republican Tim Scott weighed in on what he has seen so far in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry saying there is “no way in the world” the Senate would convict President Donald Trump.
Scott was responding to Trump's recent tweet stating that Adam Schiff should be “compelled to testify” in any potential Senate hearing.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Cavuto Live," Scott remarked on the lack of a “fact pattern that leads to a conclusion of impeachment” and asserted his belief that Trump “seems to be innocent of an impeachable offense.”
“One thing is crystal clear, what we heard this week from the House was, no facts, no evidence, nothing that would lead to an impeachment,” Scott told Fox News.
“This is a place where I think all Americans wanted to know. Where is the fact pattern that leads to a conclusion of impeachment?”
The South Carolina senator highlighted “inconsistencies” from the House testimony, which include EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who testified that Trump told him there was to be “no quid pro quo.”
“So, I am not confused,” said Scott.
“I am actually more clear that there is no way in the world the Senate can act and convict the president of impeachment because he seems to be innocent of an impeachable offense.”
Scott added that if the House doesn’t vote to impeach and send things to the Senate, he would be “shocked."
“There is one conclusion that was drawn before the impeachment process began,” he said.
“Congressman Green said it really well, we must impeach the president, or we should impeach the president, we have to try to impeach the president or he will win reelection. That was the basis of the process. It is the same way today.”
“There is no way the Senate takes up this impeachment trial, and it comes to a verdict that convicts the president of impeachment based on the testimonies that we’ve paid attention to over the last several days,” said Scott.
Adam Schiff will be compelled to testify should the Democrats decide, despite the fact that my presidential conversations were totally appropriate (perfect), to go forward with the Impeachment Hoax. Polls have now turned very strongly against Impeachment!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2019
On Friday, Trump said he looked forward to a Senate impeachment trial, before branding the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry as a “scam.”
“Frankly, I want a trial,” Trump said, according to Fox News.
The president also blasted the House Intelligence Committee investigation for blocking due process for the Republicans and the White House.
Tump said a Senate trial would give Republicans the chance to get testimony from important witnesses such as the supposed “whistleblower,” House Oversight Chairman Adam Schiff, and Hunter Biden.
On Thursday, Neon Nettle reported that Trump's voter approval turned positive thanks to a massive revolt against impeachment by independents, according to a new survey.
The new Emerson Poll found that 48% approve of Trump, while 47% do not.
"President Trump’s approval has increased in the last month with 48% approval and 47% disapproval, a bounce from 43% approval in the last Emerson National poll in October," according to the analysis shared after Wednesday's testimony of Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.