Messaging is one thing Republicans are freakishly good at, and I don't meant to their rabid base that would believe them if they said oxygen was a communist plot, but to the vast majority of underinformed and/or apathetic Americans. However, that can break down if enough light is cast on it.They seem genuinely afraid of the prospect. I'm not too sure why though. This is the party that ran Martha Mcsally twice for a Senate seat and lost both times... They have to know their political horse sence is broken.
What a headline!!!!!!
At the end of the trial, the Senate votes on whether to convict the official on any or all the impeachment charges brought by the House of Representatives. A conviction requires a two-thirds vote by the Senate. A conviction on any charge of impeachment results in removal from office.
Here's the key part when it comes to preventing Trump from seeking the presidency again.
Following a conviction, the Senate could hold a second vote to block an impeached official from holding another office, and that requires only a simple majority of the Senate to pass. The chamber has never used that power on a president, but it has been invoked three times in US history against federal judges, including most recently in 2010 against now former US District Court Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.
And that's how Trump could wind up barred from ever running for president again.