Several Trump critics will speak at an influential GOP event this weekend. So will Trump opponents:
The Trump impeachment hearing, scheduled for Wednesday in the Senate Intelligence Committee, will likely include Republican senators who question the president as well as Democrats.
Here’s who’s expected to speak:
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department, FBI and the national security apparatus.
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the ranking member of the Senate foreign relations committee.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois, the top Democrat on the House Science Committee.
Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Rep. Paul Cook of Michigan, who’s retiring from Congress.
The list isn’t exhaustive, nor is it all-inclusive. For example, there are at least 10 Republican congressmen who want to see Trump impeached.
But it does give us a snapshot of the types of Democrats and Republicans that Trump’s critics will have in the room.
Here are the main players in the Republican Party’s debate over impeachment:
A number of senators who are considering running for president, as well as some of the GOP’s rising stars
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. Lee’s a Trump critic, but he’s the party’s most important Republican senator and could make a run for GOP president in 2024 under his party’s rules.