The Senate is on the verge of a second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
Establishment insiders and swamp politicians think this is their moment to permanently exile Trump from political life.
And this top Democrat’s position on impeachment has Donald Trump grinning from ear to ear.
On the day before Joe Biden’s inauguration, Senator Mitch McConnell delivered a rhetorical divorce from Donald Trump by the GOP establishment.
In an outrageous floor speech McConnell pointed the finger of blame for the Capitol riot at Donald Trump.
“The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like,” McConnell ranted.
Many Trump supporters noted that McConnell never called out Kamala Harris and other Democrats that encouraged the Black Lives Matter and antifa terrorist insurrections last summer.
Many pundits and Washington thought that sounded like McConnell was on the verge of leading a stampede of Senate Republicans to vote to convict the President and then vote to ban him from ever holding office again as the sentence for his impeachment trial conviction.
But not every senator agrees a trial can be held.
California Democrat Dianne Feinstein argued that it was a “moot question” about holding a trial since Donald Trump could not be removed from office.
“Well, I think it’s a moot question, this President’s leaving office so it won’t have any practical application. But whatever happens is fine with me,” Feinstein stated.
But HotAit.com commentator Ed Morrissey wondered if McConnell was trying to condemn the President with his words but would eventually end up following Senator Feinstein’s assertion.
“We should know when Nancy Pelosi sends the article to the Senate what McConnell has in mind … and the delay in Pelosi’s transmission also seems curious. Maybe Senate Democrats would prefer to avoid a trial and will accept a rhetorical and bipartisan consensus as well. If that’s McConnell’s intention, he might eat his cake and have it too. Endorsing the House finding would sever the connection between the GOP establishment and Trump, for better and worse, while avoiding the much more fraught and divisive ordeal of a trial. That might allow Trump to quietly depart the political scene, at least in the short term, and set the GOP up for its next chapter rather than keep this past chapter open,” Morrissey wrote.
McConnell’s fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul predicted that if establishment Republicans joined with Democrats to convict President Trump it would destroy the Republican Party as one third of its voters would depart in a mass exodus.
The question facing McConnell is if he and the other establishment RINOs in the Senate hate Donald Trump so much that they are willing to blow up the Republican Party.
Or will they take the off-ramp and acknowledge that its unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial for Trump after leaves office?
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