When he delivers his State of the Union address later this evening, President Donald Trump will still be awaiting a final vote in his Senate impeachment trial, which is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Even though it seems likely that Trump will be acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate, some of the GOP senators who will be deciding the president’s fate are urging him not to even mention impeachment when he speaks to the American people, according to the New York Daily News.
For example, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy had this advice for the president:
“When I go home, people are not talking about impeachment,” said Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, adding that he hears about day-to-day life, decrepit roads that need to be rebuilt and fathers who have to go back to work instead of staying with their newborns.
“That’s what they’re concerned about, so I think he needs to speak to the American people about things like that.”
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) echoed Cassidy, noting:
“If I was him, I’d avoid that subject, but I have no idea what he might do. I think there’s plenty to talk about (instead). It’s an opportunity to move on.”
Marco Rubio of Florida also suggested that bringing up impeachment would only cement the idea in the the minds of voters:
“I just think there’s no way you talk about that and that not be the takeaway, as opposed to some of the other things that I would think he should focus on.”
However, as is always the case when dealing with someone as unpredictable as Donald Trump, there’s no way to tell exactly what he’ll say when he stands before a joint session of Congress and spells out why he should be reelected in November.
On Monday, the president sent out a confrontational tweet that read:
“I hope Republicans & the American people realize that the totally partisan Impeachment Hoax is exactly that, a Hoax. Nothing will ever satisfy the Do Nothing, Radical Left Dems!”
Based on past performance, it seems 99.9 percent certain that Trump will indeed bring up impeachment during tonight’s State of the Union address.
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