Mitch McConnell tells colleagues that impeachment trial in the Senate is now unavoidable.

By |2019-10-20T11:00:06-08:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |16 Comments

It appears that somebody is finally seeing the writing on the walls. 

Courtesy of Yahoo News

It was only a few weeks ago that the top Senate Republican was hinting that his chamber would make short work of impeachment.

But this week, Sen. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, sat his colleagues down over lunch in the Capitol and warned them to prepare for an extended impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to people who were there, he came equipped with a PowerPoint presentation, complete with quotes from the Constitution, as he schooled fellow senators on the intricacies of a process he portrayed as all but inevitable.

Few Republicans are inclined to convict Trump on charges that he abused his power to enlist Ukraine in an effort to smear his political rivals. Instead, McConnell, R-Ky., sees the proceedings as necessary to protect a half-dozen moderates in states like Maine, Colorado and North Carolina who face reelection next year and must show voters they are giving the House impeachment charges a serious review.

McConnell is walking a careful line of his own in managing the fast-moving impeachment process. On Friday, the senator wrote a scathing op-ed criticizing the president’s decision to pull back troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake,” without naming Trump. But McConnell, who is known for his ruthless partisan maneuvering, also views it as his role to protect a president of his own party from impeachment, and in a recent fundraising video, he vowed to stop it.

Of course the problem with that whole stopping it thing, is that during a trial there will be a lot of evidence presented that the majority of the American people have never seen yet, so by the end of the proceedings there may be more than just a handful of vulnerable GOP Congresspeople and Senators whose constituents are clamoring for impeachment. 

I am willing to bet that by the time all is said and done that the number of Americans calling for impeachment will be in excess of 75%, and that at least 40% of Republicans will feel the same. 

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16 Comments

  1. anon October 21, 2019 at 6:35 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/gop-lawmakers-in-revolt-against-trump-and-are-avoiding-using-white-house-toxic-talking-points-wsj/

    “According to the Journal, “Mr. Trump’s support within his party will face fresh tests this week, as key witnesses from the State Department and Pentagon are expected to testify in closed hearings before a trio of House committees on the president’s dealings with Ukraine.””

    CRIMEa!

  2. anon October 21, 2019 at 6:46 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lindsay-graham-trump-impeachment_n_5dad10e5e4b08cfcc31de69d

    “The Republican senator also called Trump an “equal opportunity abuser of people” and a “handful” in an interview with Axios. “Sure. I mean … show me something that … is a crime. If you could show me that … Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo, outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing,” Graham told Axios’ Jonathan Swan.”

    Lady Buttfucker Lindsey^

  3. Anon October 21, 2019 at 7:29 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/mitt-romney-used-his-secret-twitter-account-to-like-a-tweet-about-removing-trump-from-office-via-the-25th-amendment-report/

    Over the weekend, Feinberg tweeted that she “may have found Mitt Romney’s secret Twitter account” which appeared to “like” an October 7 Jeff Greenfield tweet about “reassessing” the 25th Amendment.

  4. OK October 21, 2019 at 8:53 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trump-blows-up-over-phony-emoluments-clause-as-he-whines-g7-at-doral-would-have-been-the-best-ever/

    “I’m surprised that they allow me to give up my $400,000 Plus Presidential Salary! We’ll find someplace else!”

    Trump Tower Moscow?

    • Anonymous October 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      He hasn’t even earned his salary, besides he has scammed much more out of the taxpayers.

      And his wimpy son, Eric, is whining about children of politicians working the system. Yea right how about all the money for secret service protection for trump’s children’s business trips, vacations and who knows what else they have billed as something else.

  5. anonymous October 21, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Three names are no longer on the current schedule: State Department’s Philip Reeker, Suriya Jayanti, who is in the Kiev embassy, and Tim Morrison, a top Russia adviser at the National Security Council

    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/impeachment-inquiry-10-21-2019/index.html

  6. Anonymous October 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    What does Moscow Mitch consider “extended” two days? The republicans are already putting a “deadline” of before Christmas to end the trial and they haven’t even heard all the testimony or seen all the evidence.

    Moscow Mitch is going to be very sorry come 2020 if he rigs this trial.

  7. Anonymous October 21, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Mitch can’t call the shots. Nancy is in charge and if she doesn’t want to bring Impeachment to a vote there is nothing Moscow Mitch can do about it. It may or may not happen. There hasn’t even been a vote on opening up a formal impeachment investigation. There will be no impeachment vote by Christmas. Mitch can suck it.

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