Fox News anchor Bret Baier says Trump's impeachment will “have an asterisk” because it was “done across party lines”

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Citation From the January 15, 2020, edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

SANDRA SMITH (CO-ANCHOR): Bret, I'll start with you first, on what we just heard from Nancy Pelosi and what that tells you about what comes next as we now await the articles of impeachment to go over to the Senate.

BRET BAIER (FOX NEWS ANCHOR): Well, it's all baked in the cake here. The vote will be this afternoon and then the procession, the walkover of the actual articles of impeachment will be something to see later on this afternoon. You know, Speaker Pelosi talked about it in a sense of history, saying a couple of times, repeating that impeachment -- this impeachment on December 18th, by the House of Representatives, will last forever. They can’t take it away, she said a couple of times. That is true, and it is history, as Bill mentioned, but it also has an asterisk in that it is the only impeachment that is done across party lines. A partisan vote that included two Democrats, in one case, voting against the article of impeachment. That didn’t happen in 1998 in Bill Clinton’s case. And that is the most recent example.