The Democrats got away with a whole lot of nonsense during the House’s portion of this latest impeachment push, and it appears as though there will be some serious retribution coming in the Senate.
Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been seemingly licking his chops to get the Senate impeachment trial underway as of late, appearing on television several times over the course of the last week to explain just how the process will proceed.
Now, after a great many complaints by the GOP during the House Democrats’ lopsided circus, McConnell has indicated that the Senate will be working hand-in-hand with the White House on the approach to the trial – a proclamation that has a great many on the left extraordinarily peeved, including some who will be directly involved in the coming weeks.
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) coordinating with the White House about the upcoming Senate impeachment trial was “improper.”
Blumenthal said, “It is improper. He said not only is he coordinating but taking his cues from the White House. He seems to be abandoning all pretense or semblance of objectivity and independence. It’s also unprecedented. In every one of the past proceedings, Republicans and Democrats have worked together. Especially in the Clinton impeachment proceeding, there was cooperation between Daschle and Lott, the majority and minority leaders, to come up with a framework of procedures that was approved unanimously by the United States Senate. I think it’s really regrettable the majority leader is already undermining the credibility of this proceeding in the eyes of the American people.”
Of course, there were no Democrats decrying the tactics employed by lawmakers such as Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler during the last several weeks of hearings.
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