Over the weekend, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated he has no intention of pretending to be a “fair juror.”
That statement and others like it now have Democrats complaining that Republican leadership is trying to rig the Senate vote to protect President Donald Trump from impeachment, Breitbart reports.
Rigging the trial
The one Democrat who has been very vocal about Republicans possibly stacking the deck is Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
“Some of the things I’m hearing from [Graham and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell], looks like they plan to rig the trial,” Lofgren said.
She went on: “That’s a serious problem for the country, but I think it’s a problem for Trump as well. President Trump is hoping to be exonerated. He will not be exonerated if everyone knows he rigged the trial.”
She added that it appears to her as though Senate Republicans have already made up their minds, and they have no interest in hearing any evidence.
The fact, however, is that Logren is merely providing more political theater for voters rather than fact.
Senate Republicans have had heard all the facts Democrats have to present in the House hearings. If there is no new evidence, which appears to be the case, then why waste everyone’s time by rehashing the same material?
If we go back to Clinton’s impeachment, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recommended an immediate vote to dismiss the charges against the then-president.
Clearly, Lofgren has not read up on her history because if she had, she would have realized that she inadvertently just accused Sen. Schumer of corruption.
And, for the record, Trump has not asked for the charges to be dismissed by an early vote. In fact, Trump asked Sen. McConnell (R-KY) to allow a trial to play out, so he clearly has nothing to fear. If we pull the up the tapes, everything Democrats are complaining about right now is exactly what they did in 1999.
So either turnabout is fair play, or Dems are admitting they are all as corrupt as can be.