President Trump was officially impeached when the House of Representatives found him guilty on two articles of impeachment on Wednesday night, but it's only the beginning of the process. During an appearance on an upcoming episode of PBS Frontline, former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly explained that she thinks that the rest of the process is "rigged," since the Senate is controlled by the Republican party and Trump is seeking re-election next year.
Though the footage was shot before Wednesday's decision, Kelly spoke about the possibility of Trump's impeachment, saying that even if he doesn't get impeached when he faces trial in the Senate, the voters are the ones that'll make the real decision in 2020.
"The trial's kind of rigged, right?" Kelly said. "The jury's kind of set in the Senate because the Republicans control it. I don't see enough Republicans in that body turning on a man who's about to face re-election anyway and is going to be in the voters' hands anyway, doing something that radical as finding him guilty if articles of impeachment come over from the House."
Kelly added that the founding fathers made the impeachment process vague on purpose, so that there would be "wiggle room" and room for interpretation in every instance.
"If they'd just said 'high crimes' — you know, 'treason and high crimes' — we'd know what the standard was," Kelly said. "But 'and misdemeanors' opens it up, because they're not talking about misdemeanors like he jaywalked, right? That opens it up to it could be improper conduct. It could be abuse of power."
Trump and top officials from the administration refused to testify during the impeachment investigation. Kelly said that because of the deep political divide in Congress, it's not that difficult to predict what would and wouldn't pass, since it all just comes down to personal politics.
"Much like pornography, that's in the eye of the beholder," Kelly added. "As the Supreme Court said, 'I know it when I see it.' Well, so what does that mean? That means it boils down to politics, and people are going to see it through their own partisan lenses."