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Wicker explained why he will vote to acquit President Trump

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker speaking on why he will vote against impeaching President Trump (Sen. Roger Wicker)

Mississippi U.S. Senator Roger Wicker took to the Senate floor Tuesday to explain why he will vote against removing President Trump from office.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 6:53 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2020 6:43 AM

WASHINGTON (WTVA) — Mississippi U.S. Senator Roger Wicker took to the Senate floor Tuesday to explain why he will vote against removing President Trump from office.

"I will do so because there is not overwhelming evidence, because no high crimes are shown, because there is not a broad consensus among my countrymen — only articles passed on a narrowly partisan basis — and because removing President Trump on these charges at this time would set a dangerous precedent," said Wicker.

The decision by the Republican from Tupelo is not a surprise since the GOP majority in the Senate is widely expected to acquit the president after the Democratic-controlled House delivered articles of impeachment.

Mississippi's other U.S. senator, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, indicated she would vote against removal as well.

That removal vote is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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