Sen. Ed Markey. (Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — This week, President Donald Trump became the third president in United States history to be impeached.
In the days following the historic vote, local lawmakers have been giving their reaction to the impeachment of the president.
Sen. Ed Markey told WBZ NewsRadio he believes President Donald Trump “is in big trouble," and that he does not think the president will be re-elected in 2020.
“I think that the swing voters in our country have seen a president compromise his responsibilities as the president of the United States,” Markey said. “I think a lot of people who either voted for him or just stayed home or may have voted for third party candidates are getting aligned in a way that’s going to make it possible for the democrats to win, not only the presidency, but also the Senate and the House of Representatives.”
Markey also expressed frustration over how he believes the articles of impeachment will be handled in the expected Senate trial, saying that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “has made it very clear that he intends on not being an impartial juror.”
“[Sen. McConnell] does not intend on running on anything other than a partisan process that will be a shame of a trial on the floor of the United States Senate,” Markey said. “That’s why I’m glad that Nancy Pelosi is already taking a stand saying that she wants to ensure that there is a fair trial.”