Sen. Scott opposed to impeaching Trump

Sen. Scott opposed to impeaching Trump
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., left, speaks at a news conference with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, in Waterville, Maine, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Scott accompanied Collins, who is seeking re-election, as she visited businesses on a campaign swing through downtown Waterville. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) (Source: Robert F. Bukaty)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - With only days remaining in President Donald Trump’s term, lawmakers are debating whether to impeach the sitting president before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Many in Congress are mulling whether to impeach the sitting president and Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) believes a vote to impeach Trump will do more harm than good.

“President Trump has eight days left in his term and has promised a smooth and peaceful transition of power,” Scott said in a statement issued Tuesday. “The Democrat-led impeachment talks happening in the House right now fly in direct opposition to what President-elect Joe Biden has been calling for all year. An impeachment vote will only lead to more hate and a deeply fractured nation. I oppose impeaching President Trump.”

Members of the House are expected to debate and vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the U.S. Senate to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

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