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He's in the party that brought the impeachment article. Of course there's going to be a question of bias. I already quoted him saying he would take his responsibilities seriously and remain impartial in his decisions. Poor old fulla is so stressed out he went back to his office and had (chest pains?), got sent to the hospital. You either believe him or you don't, but no matter who it was, I have a feeling you guys would be screaming about his decisions, worse than parents screaming at the ump of a Little League game.This is all I could find on this question: maybe he can vote. It's not like the President of the Senate (VP) who isn't a senator anyway.The Last Refuge
Good News – Impeachment Will Fail, Bad News – Five Republican Senators Voted to Impeach President Trump, Murkowski, Collins, Romney, Sasse and Toomey
Posted on January 26, 2021 by Sundance
During senate impeachment rules processes and parliamentary proceedings today, Senator Rand Paul proposed a smart point of order requiring a senate vote on dismissing the impeachment case against President Trump. Essentially this dismissal vote will reflect the baseline, worst case, final outcome, vote of any impeachment trial.
The Senate then took up a motion to table the dismissal point of order. The motion to table passed 55-45; meaning 55 senators want to impeach President Donald Trump and 45 senators voted to dismiss the entire case:
It appears that Pelosi will fail again.......
That math doesn't add up. Isn't Leahy the presiding officer? Since the fuck when do they get a vote?
the president pro tempore is an elected member of the Senate, able to speak or vote on any issue.
He is acting as a presiding officer over a trial, not the president pro tempore. He will likely have to make some judgements as the presiding officer, how does he do that objectively if he has a dog in the fight. Can you say conflict of interest?
He should be relaxed since he can vote on the rules that will govern his conduct of the trial.