The Democrats sure didn’t expect this!
Following the Trump attorneys’ closing statements on Tuesday Senator Feinstein told reporters she was leaning toward President Trump’s acquittal.
Feinstein suggest she is leaning towards acquitting Trump in the impeachment trial. https://t.co/RDcapUkXse
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 28, 2020
Feinstein told reporters, “Nine months left to go, the people should judge. We are a republic, we are based on the will of the people — the people should judge.”
The LA Times reported:
Just after President Trump’s defense lawyers ended arguments in their Senate trial Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California became the first Democrat to suggest that she could vote to acquit him, despite serious concerns about his character.
“Nine months left to go, the people should judge. We are a republic, we are based on the will of the people — the people should judge,” Feinstein said Tuesday, after the president’s team finished a three-day presentation in his defense. “That was my view and it still is my view.”
UPDATE — That didn’t take long — the Mob got to DiFi.
The LA Times misunderstood what I said today. Before the trial I said I'd keep an open mind. Now that both sides made their cases, it’s clear the president’s actions were wrong. He withheld vital foreign assistance for personal political gain. That can’t be allowed to stand.
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) January 28, 2020
That was predictable.