On Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell told the media he expects the Senate eventually to hold an impeachment trial, but don’t “be surprised if it didn’t end the way the two previous ones did, with the president not being removed from office.”
McConnell and the GOP would drop Trump down a hole in a heartbeat if they thought they could get away with it, I genuinely believe that.
They are all just playing for time, blocking his agenda, and waiting to get back to business as usual. Meanwhile, grabbing all the omnibus trillions while the GOP has shut down operations in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Presumably, at some point, Senator Schumer and I will sit down and see if we can agree on a process. After that, the chief justice rules on any motions. Presumably what you will see in the well will be the prosecutors that come over from the House. They’ve typically been Judiciary Committee people. And the president’s lawyer. And they put on the case.
Sure, Mitch, and Schumer will try to browbeat and intimidate you into folding to his whims probably. I wish I could have more confidence in you and other Senate Republicans, but you guys either are easily intimidated, or you are playing touch football while the Dems play tackle. Have you “noticed” the lack of ethics and process by the Dems in the house? Or all the corruption on their part? But are you going to bend over backward to appease Schumer?
If the Republican senators do not step up and defend this president to the hilt – starting now – and they somehow allow him to be deposed – or they are so milquetoast that their lack of assertive support leads to his election defeat, I am done with republicans. It will make little difference in the eventual results – death fast by Dems or death slow by Republicans, but death nonetheless.
We’re not allowed to speak when we’re in open session, which I’ve suggested might be good therapy for some of our members. And the only time I can recall during the Clinton trial that we talked, we went into private session and had some deliberation.
How long it goes on is undetermined. In the Clinton impeachment, it went on for a couple of months. But that is up to the Senate to decide how long. And so, this is not something the majority can kind of micromanage like it can on almost every other issue.
If the House acts I think the place to start we take a look at what the agreement was 20 years ago as a starting place and discuss how we may be able to agree to handle the process. After that, it’s largely out of our hands and in the hands of the Chief Justice, who presides over it, who rules on motions and it– how long it goes on really just depends on how long the Senate wants to spend on it.
Are you people in Kentucky listening to this shill of a man? He is just as deep state as the rest. Vote for a damn democrat before sending this worm back to the senate. Where is your backbone?
I will say, I’m pretty sure it is likely to end.
If it were today, I don’t think there is any question, it would not lead to a removal. So, the question is, is how long does the Senate want to take. How long do presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire and all of these other related issues that may be going on at the same time. It’s very difficult to ascertain, you know, how long this takes.
I’d be surprised if it didn’t end the way the two previous ones did with the president not being removed from office.
If Trump is convicted and removed from office without having committed an actual crime, on a fake “quid pro quo” charge, the republican party will no longer exist.
What do you think about McConnell’s press conference? Do you trust him?
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