President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate Buttigieg, Warren square off on donors at Democratic debate Sanders, Biden spar over Medicare for All MORE‘s daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump announces Van Drew will become a Republican in Oval Office meeting De Niro: ‘I would disown’ my kids if they acted like Trump’s The Hill’s Morning Report – Busy week: Impeachment, Dem debate and USMCA MORE said Thursday that her father is “energized” by the impending Senate impeachment trial.
“He’s energized, as are 63 million plus voters who elected him to office,” Ivanka told CBS’s Margaret Brennan for an interview set to air later this month on “Face the Nation.”
“This is historic, as you note,” Trump continued. “And in many ways, including the fact that it is the first purely partisan impeachment.”
On Wednesday, the House passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump, voting largely along party lines to accuse him of abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress.
Trump is the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, joining Andrew Johnson and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonOn parental leave, a bipartisan strike for progress Tonight’s debate almost didn’t happen, but democracy thrives through honest exchange of ideas Can the United States Senate rise to the occasion? Probably not MORE. President Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach him, but before the House could vote on the articles of impeachment.
When the House voted Wednesday evening, Trump was at a campaign rally in Michigan, seemingly unfazed by the historic vote.
“He said it didn’t even feel like he was being impeached,” Ivanka Trump told CBS. “I think he sees it for what it is, which is really just raw, partisan politics.”
The senior White House adviser demurred on whether the Senate should call witnesses for the impeachment trial, saying she would “leave that to the lawyers.”
The Senate trial is expected to begin sometime after the chamber reconvenes in January.