The heat is really being turned up on Mitch McConnell.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
The highest circulation newspaper in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky constituency has accused the Senate Majority leader of being prepared to violate the Constitution if he is not impartial when the impeachment process of President Donald Trump reaches trial.
McConnell faces growing criticism for voicing sentiment that he is coordinating with the White House to ensure a favorable outcome for Trump, after the House of Representatives impeached the president on December 18 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
Joining the chorus of disapproval is Boston College law professor and Kentucky native Kent Greenfield, who took a swipe at McConnell in an op-ed published in the Louisville Courier-Journal.
He starts his editorial by saying, “We Kentuckians know that our word is our bond. Oaths are the most solemn of promises, and their breach results in serious reputational—and sometimes legal—consequences.
“President Donald Trump will soon be on trial in the Senate on grounds that he breached one oath. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is about to breach two.”
Greenfield says that the Constitution requires a fair and impartial Senate hearing and that the oath that Senators would have to take to try the president “is over and above the oath each senator has already taken to support the Constitution.”
I have every confidence that McConnell will try to dismiss this guy as a liberal professor living in Boston, and that might convince the Fox News viewers that he should be ignored, but he is just one voice out of many making the same case and that will definitely get the attention of the moderates and independents who McConnell needs to hang onto his seat in 2020.
I think there is an ever-growing chance that McConnell is currently serving his final term in office.
And that is just good for everybody.