President Donald Trump was impeached on party lines by the House of Representatives earlier in December, and leading Republican senators have hinted that his trial in the Senate will be similarly partisan. To many, it has raised questions about Trump's grip on the Republican Party.

“I don’t think there’s any question that that Republican base that supports Trump is really driving the bus here. And I think other Republicans who know that there is a lot of misjudgment [and] criminal activity out of this administration are afraid of losing their seats,” said Michael Curry, senior vice president and general counsel for Mass League of Community Health Centers, on Boston Public Radio Monday. “I don’t think there’s any profiles in courage when it comes out of the GOP since 2017,” added Curry, who is also a member of the National NAACP board ofdirectors.

Joining Curry on Monday was Lylah Alphonse, a former managing news editor at U.S. News and World Report, who said that one of the major problems with the impeachment process has been a fealty to party over facts by members of Congress.

“There’s a lot of contradictions going on here, and that both sides are really looking to their own goals,” Alphonse said. “I’m not sure that very many people are really looking to the truth here.”