It’s my understanding that the Senate can vote to take the vote in secret in the trial of the President. If approved by simple majority the vote can be taken in secret.
My guess that Dems would unanimously support.
For my part, I think that more R’s would vote for impeachment if it were in secret, that said, I wouldn’t be confident that conviction would be successful even with a secret vote. Personally I’d want senators that vote for or against impeachment to be known so their constituents could made decisions on how to vote in the next election with knowledge of how their representative voted on impeachment.
So I’m mixed, but before I share the direction I lean, just curious if anyone here:
Agrees that with a vote the vote could be done in secret via a vote?
Would you prefer public or secret vote?