UPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Saturday, January 9, 2021
A seasoned Republican senator bluntly denied any chance of impeaching President Trump.
In an interview Friday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said “there’s not the time” for impeachment. He added, “it’s obviously just a political point trying to be made.”
The events unfolding at the Capitol are shameful. There is no justification for violence and destruction. It has to stop now. This is not who we are as a nation. Thank you to the Capitol Police who are keeping us safe.
— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) January 6, 2021
He called it a “ridiculous discussion” to have, pointing to the national unrest already inflaming the nation. Blunt ultimately called the discussion “a waste of everybody’s time.”
“We were never going to create that commission, it was an idea that wouldn’t ever reach a conclusion, we’re not going to impeach the President,” Blunt stated. “It’s a purely politically motivated thing on the part of the Speaker and Senator Schumer. I’m disappointed in them, but I’m not surprised.”
Blunt noted that he wants to spend his time on “things that have some possible chance of success.”