It remains "up in the air" whether articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump will end up in the Senate, even though many lawmakers believe the move is a done deal, Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday.
"I think the case they presented is so bad that I can't imagine Democrats in any kind of marginal districts (are) thinking it's going to be a good idea to vote for this," the Kentucky Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I think Democrats who vote for this in these marginal districts that just won last time in all likelihood will be defeated for voting for something that I think appears to be frivolous and partisan."
But if the impeachment does come to the Senate, the voting will most likely go along party lines as it did in the Senate, said Paul.
"I think what they are trying to do is impeach the president because they don't like him," said Paul. They don't like his temperament. That's not really a reason for impeachment."
He added that he is "alarmed" by the "abuse of power" that has been on display by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
"Did you see yesterday, it was released that he is actually spying on other members of Congress and journalists by using his subpoena power to get their phone calls?" said Paul. "This is abhorrent. This is exactly what he is accusing the president of, using the power of government to go after political opponents. This should never happen."
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