If you’d heard the comments made by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) recently, it would seem as though the idea of holding an impeachment trial in the Senate is out of the question.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), however, says something completely different. According to the Daily Caller, McConnell stated: “We’ll have to have a trial.”
Did Sen. McConnell betray Trump by admitting he will go forward with impeachment if it passes through the House, as expected?
Actually, no. As McConnell stated in the interview, he is actually required to do this due to the rules of impeachment. Just because McConnell is going to allow the trial to take place, however, does not mean it has a remote chance of ever resulting in a Trump impeachment.
Few, if any, Republicans in the Senate have stated they will vote in favor of impeachment at this point.
By the time the trial concludes, there may be a few that change their minds, but there is no way the vote will show anything remotely close to the two-thirds majority needed to make that happen.
Several publications have already polled sitting senators, and they all made it quite clear this impeachment has zero chance of going through.
McConnell said in October that “the way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader,” according to Breitbart — and he hasn’t taken it back yet.
Nothing so far
On Wednesday, most mainstream media outlets blew up the internet with a “new revelation” that was supposed to “bury” Trump.
The new revelation was that one of Ambassador William Taylor’s aides testifying that she overheard a conversation between Ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Trump while they were at a restaurant having lunch.
What the evidence presented thus far amounts to be is nothing but hearsay. If this were a court of law, it would not even be admissible — but this is a kangaroo court held by Democrats, so just about anything goes.
Unfortunately, McConnell has no choice but to be a part of that process because Democrats put something in motion that will not be ended until the gavel comes down in the Senate and McConnell dismisses the case.