The vote will punctuate a busy week in the Democratic primary and follow a highly anticipated State of the Union address from the President.
Wednesday: The Senate is expected to hold the final impeachment vote to acquit Trump at 4 p.m. ET.
‘We are the jury tomorrow’
Buttigieg said Sunday that he thinks Republican senators “know better” and that “the only shock waves that will reunite them with their conscience is a thumping at the ballot box for Donald Trump and those who supported him.”
Buttigieg, much like the other candidates in the crowded Democratic field, is pitching himself as the person to beat the President come November.
“That’s why it is so important right now, beginning tomorrow even here in Iowa, that we have a candidate, a nominee, a campaign that can deliver that, that can bring together that American majority that is ready for something completely different from a presidency like Donald Trump’s,” he said.
Republicans delicately navigate Trump criticism
“Generally speaking going after corruption would be the right thing to do, he did it maybe in the wrong manner,” the Iowa Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“But I think he could have done it through different channels. Now this is the argument … that he should have probably gone to the (Department of Justice), he should have worked through the entities, but he chose a different route.”
Ernst’s comments were echoed by Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander who called Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine “inappropriate.” But Lamar said that “what he did is a long way from treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors.”
John Bolton subpoena?
“I don’t want to comment to this point on what our plans may or may not be with respect to John Bolton, but I will say this: whether it’s before — in testimony before the House — or it’s in his (forthcoming) book or it’s in one form or another, the truth will come out (and) will continue to come out,” Schiff said in an interview with CBS when asked if the chamber would subpoena the former Trump administration official.
Iowa ✈️ DC
- According to a campaign aide, Sanders will make it back to the nation’s capital Sunday night and return to Iowa Monday afternoon to watch the results of the caucuses with supporters.
- Warren will likely go back to DC Sunday evening and also return to Iowa by Monday night for the caucuses, a Warren aide told CNN.
- Klobuchar, after a brief showing at her Super Bowl party in Iowa, will fly back to the nation’s capital to be in attendance for the impeachment trial. She is planning to return back to the Hawkeye State Monday before her caucus event.
- Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, who was campaigning in New Hampshire over the weekend, will fly to Washington for the trial and return to the Granite State on Monday night during the caucuses, according to spokeswoman Shannon Beckham.