INDIANAPOLIS — A spokesperson in Indiana for former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign said he doesn't think Trump will be convicted in the Senate's impeachment trial.
"I don't think Republicans will be that foolish but some are as we've seen with a few members in the House and some in the Senate, going along or at least testing the waters for the impeachment," said Tony Samuel, vice-chair in Indiana for Trump's 2016 campaign and Indiana spokesperson for his 2020 campaign. "I don't think they'll go through with it. He doesn't deserve it. It's unconstitutional."
Now that Trump has left Washington, Samuel said he thinks Trump will continue to shape policy for the county.
"I think he'll be a leading force for the Republican party or whatever he decides to do, but he will continue to shape policy for this country and has proven it over the last four years and I think he'll continue to do so in the future," Samuel said.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump has discussed creating a new political party called the "Patriot Party." Samuel thinks this is a possibility and may be a good idea, but he needs to think more about it.
"I think also the actions of Republicans now that the impeachment has happened in the House, the actions of Republicans in the Senate could play a role in that type of decision," Samuel said. "As you know, there have been Republicans that have battled this president from the start, even from the 2016 campaign on, but most of the harassment has come from the left."
Before Trump left Washington, Samuel said former Vice President Mike Pence and Trump had a private farewell.
As Pence comes back to Indiana, Samuel thinks he has a bright future and should consider running for president in the future.
"He was a great partner for the president and they accomplished so much over the years," Samuel said.
Samuel said he hopes for the best for President Joe Biden's administration and the nation.