After being limited to Democrat-created rules during President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings in the House, Republicans in Congress’ lower chamber are now going to get another shot at taking apart the Dems’ case.
In all, eight high-profile Republican House members just joined the Trump defense team for the Senate impeachment trial, according to a White House press release cited in a report from IJR.
Ready for battle
Many of the main GOP players from the House impeachment hearings have now been sent over to the Senate to defend our president in the impeachment trial.
There are three names specifically on the list that are going to create nightmares for Democrats as this case plays out. At the top of that list is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
When he speaks, every word that comes out of his mouth expresses urgency. Best of all, he does not shy away from confrontation, something that will be relied upon during this impeachment.
Next up is Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), who is forced to sit next to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on the House Judiciary Committee. Collins has never shied away from calling out Nadler on his penchant for twisting the facts, something White House counsel Pat Cipollone has already done to Nadler in the opening moments of this impeachment trial.
Last, but certainly not least, is Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Stefanik became an overnight sensation during the House hearings, calling out both Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Nadler for their constant one-sided and biased rulings as Chairs of their respective committees during the House impeachment hearings.
The other House members that will aid in Trump’s defense are Reps. Mike Johnson (R-LA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), John Ratcliffe (R-IL), and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), all outspoken supporters of Trump throughout this process.
Expect some fireworks
While these individuals were often silenced by Democrat leadership during the House hearings, that will no longer be the case in the Senate trial.
With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) running the show, the GOP will finally have a voice to push back against the partisan circus that has been Trump’s impeachment up until this point.
For the next day or so, the Senate will be tied up with opening arguments, but then, things will start to get very interesting. All that misdirection Dems used in the House will not fly with a Supreme Court justice overseeing the process, as well as a Senate vote ultimately having the final say.
Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will be appealing to the masses on social media for a fair trial, but this is nothing more than a charade to cover up the fact Dems have no real evidence to support their claims. Buckle up, patriots, because this is about to get very entertaining.