By a 232-197 vote, Democrats and some RINO “Republicans” impeached President Trump for a second time.
All eyes turned to the Senate to see how Mitch McConnell would handle proceedings.
And Mitch McConnell showed his cards on impeachment. No one saw this coming.
As the day the House impeached President Trump for the second time dragged along, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell began leaking to the fake news media his feelings on impeachment.
One giant red flag to Trump supporters was the fact that McConnell stated in a “Dear Colleague” letter that he had not made up his mind on impeachment.
“I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell wrote.
If McConnell was going to oppose impeachment he would just say so.
A tell for when a politician is going to take a stand to betray their base is when they claim they have not yet made up their mind.
But McConnell disappointed Democrats when he rejected the idea of bringing the Senate back out of their pro forma session to immediately begin an impeachment trial.
Instead, McConnell informed the Senate that a trial could not begin until after Joe Biden took office and warned that this trial could consume the first several weeks of a Biden administration.
“Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week. The Senate has held three presidential impeachment trials. They have lasted 83 days, 37 days, and 21 days respectively,” McConnell wrote.
McConnell urged senators to accept reality and focus on the January 20 inauguration and leave impeachment for another day.
“In light of this reality, I believe it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming Biden Administration. I am grateful to the offices and institutions within the Capitol that are working around the clock, alongside federal and local law enforcement, to prepare for a safe and successful inauguration at the Capitol next Wednesday,” McConnell added.
It’s an open constitutional question if Donald Trump can even be convicted on articles of impeachment after he leaves office.
Article II, Section Four simply reads: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
By January 20 Donald Trump will no longer be President and cannot be removed from office.
It’s no secret that Mitch McConnell desperately wants to move on from Donald Trump and go back to the RINO party of open borders, amnesty, globalist trade deals and endless wars.
But the GOP base still stands with President Trump.
One poll showed 84 percent of Republican voters oppose impeaching President Trump or having Donald Trump resign.
But McConnell’s corporate donors hate Donald Trump and hate his voters.
And they won’t donate money to the party ahead of the 2022 midterms.
That’s why McConnell is trying to slow play impeachment while leaking out word that he secretly supports it to placate his big money campaign contributors.
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