McConnell Screws Up, RINO Senators Set to Betray Trump in Impeachment Sham
It’s very clear from the outset that Democrats will not be able to come up with 67 votes to remove President Donald Trump from office in their partisan, non-criminal impeachment sham. But that hasn’t prevented some GOP Senators from doing what they do best: Betraying their Republican base and caving to demands that Democrats themselves would never adhere to.
Now that the House has made their shabby case for impeachment without producing evidence of crimes, the Democrats want to call even more witnesses during the Senate trial. And several squishy, cowardly Republican Senators seem to be willing to go along with this.
They are, of course, the usual suspects:
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Murkowski was one of the most conservative voices in the Senate in 2009, immediately after the election of Barack Obama. But then something happened to her and she rapidly morphed into Susan Collins.
- Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. Romney of course has been in a long-running feud with Donald Trump. It also says a lot about Mitt Romney that Chelsea Clinton’s husband sits on the board of Romney’s wife’s company. Wonder if they pay the same rate for board positions as Burisma?
- Sen. Mike Google-Lee of Utah. Google’s biggest bought-and-paid for member of the Senate must have Utah Republicans scratching their heads. What in the world have they gotten themselves into with the two most rabid, anti-Trump Senators representing their state? Do they even know any of their Republican voters in Utah? (I know a lot of them, and they don’t seem to be impressed.)
- Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Collins eventually made the correct and courageous choice when it came to the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But would anyone have been surprised if she had voted the other way?
Those four betrayals may give the Senate Democrats enough votes to change the Senate rules and allow House Democrats to call even more impeachment witnesses that they failed to call as they were making their case in Adam Schiff and Jerald Nadler’s respective (but not respect-worthy) circuses.
Yeah, that’s fair. Let the prosecution keep calling witnesses even after it’s finally the defense team’s turn to make its case.
That would never stand in any court of law, and Mitch McConnell should not let it become a brand-new standard for impeachment. The Democrats have already set the standard of turning impeachment into a partisan stunt for all time. Why stop now, right?
Mitch McConnell made a colossal blunder in agreeing to the impeachment rules. He announced that any witness that will be called before the Senate must be approved a majority 51 votes. With Romney, Murkowski and Collins set to betray Trump, the Senate might now be in a situation where the only witnesses who will be called are witnesses who hate President Trump. In other words, Trump’s legal team won’t be able to call Hunter Biden, Joe Biden or the fake “whistleblower” to testify.
Trump’s constitutional right to face his accusers would be violated. And after the House broke all previous congressional standards by banning the minority Republicans from calling witnesses, the Senate would not allow any pro-Trump witnesses for the trial either.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is one of the Republicans who understands exactly what this will mean for his colleagues, although he phrased it much more politely than many of us might have:
“If they do that and they don’t vote to allow the president to bring his witnesses in, I think the Republican base and Trump supporters are going to be very very unhappy with them.”
Yeah, that’s putting it very mildly. The American people are not stupid, and we see this impeachment farce for what it is. Republicans in the House were not allowed to call a single witness during the impeachment process.
Adam Schiff still has not released one final witness transcript from his secret basement impeachment chamber, because that very credible witness completely contradicted the impeachment narrative.
The mainstream media and Trump’s enemies started declaring that impeachment was under way before Trump was even sworn in. I know I speak on behalf of a lot of Trump supporters when I say this to Senators McConnell, Murkowski, Romney, Google-Lee and Collins: If you betray our president in this sham impeachment, we will do everything we can to unseat you at the ballot box in your next election.