Senate Republicans are already promising to 'quickly' shut down Trump impeachment
Lindsey Graham (CBS/screen grab)

Senate Republicans have already made up their mind on the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump.


Top-ranking GOP senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have made clear they won't seriously consider articles of impeachment against the president, reported The Hill.

“I think it would be disposed of very quickly,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said. “If it’s based on the Mueller report, or anything like that, it would be quickly disposed of.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) vowed the measure would be "defeated," and said Democrats knew impeachment efforts were doomed.

"They know what the outcome would be," he said.

Republicans said they would give an impeachment trial as little time as possible.

“Why on earth would we give a platform to something that I judge as a purely political exercise?” said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC).

“We have to perform our constitutional duty," he added, "but if people think that we’re going to try and create a theater that could give you the perception that this is a matter that rises to the level of Watergate, that’s nonsense.”