One of the myriad reasons that this impeachment saga has been so stressful, so ever-lovingly frustrating, is the fact that we are already certain of the outcome.
Present Trump is set to be acquitted by the GOP-held Senate just as quickly as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can get around to it. This could mean no witnesses in the trial, and very little wiggle room for the Democrats who ruled the House’s portion of the proceedings with an iron fist.
Still, with the left inventing new and conniving ways to draw up doubts about the President’s intentions, the White House is taking no chances, issuing a stern warning to those within his flock who may find themselves with cold feet.
‘Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike,’ the senators were warned, an unnamed source close to the president told CBS News.
It’s unclear from the report whether the warning was issued by the White House or Republican leadership in the Senate.
So far, no Republican yet has defied the party on a series of procedural votes that set the rules for the trial — but the true test of loyalty is yet to come on the vote to convict.
Only a select few republicans have intimated any hesitance in this regard, and those who have done so seem to have fairly pressing reasons for it.
At this time, there is no reason to believe that President Trump is in danger of being removed from office.
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