Mitch McConnell: Senate impeachment trial would not result in Trump’s removal
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell just made an announcement indicating that if the Senate had to vote on the impeachment and removal of Trump, such a measure would certainly fail.
The statements come after the House finally voted to formalize rules for its impeachment inquiry, Breitbart reports. The Democrats have refused to allow transparency of any sort thus far, leading McConnell to declare that there is virtually no chance of a Trump conviction if articles of impeachment ultimately reach the Senate.
Senate will hold firm
Given the recent conduct of House Democrats, McConnell has made it clear that impeachment is destined to fail in the Senate. He told reporters: “It would not lead to a removal. I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end… If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question — it would not lead to a removal.”
McConnell is more interested in working on actual issues of interest to the American people. Democrats have not passed a single piece of significant legislation since they took over the House. Now, they are too busy running with impeachment to tackle important matters such as funding our armed forces.
In a flurry of tweets, McConnell attacked Democrats for their impeachment obsession and their abandonment of all other governing responsibilities. He also questioned if certain Senate Democrats really want to spend valuable time on a sham impeachment at the risk of jeopardizing their own presidential aspirations.
“The question is how long does the Senate want to take? How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire?” McConnell opined.
The handling of the impeachment inquiry has nothing short of disgraceful. When the impeachment resolution in the House was passed, no Republican voted for it and two Democrats broke with their party to oppose the measure.
Those two Democrats, Reps. Van Drew (NJ) and Collin Peterson (MN), both condemned the impeachment inquiry as secretive and divisive.
Furthermore, the resolution did not truly officially authorize the impeachment inquiry, nor did it satisfy demands from House Republicans for transparency.
Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), have been as opaque as possible every step of the way and have broken with procedural precedents set during past impeachments.
Republicans in the House have been all but locked outside while Democrats interview only the witnesses they choose, keeping testimony under wraps, with the exception of carefully curated leaks.
Adam Schiff even had the nerve to declare that he was keeping the proceedings secret deliberately to keep President Trump in the dark. That is tantamount to an admission that he knows Trump’s lawyers are going to tear the Democrats’ case to pieces the second everything goes public.