While much of the nation understood that Donald Trump would likely be acquitted at the end of the Senate’s impeachment trial, Democrats were still selling hope to their constituents.
The left believed that, if they could force a vote on trial witnesses, that they could somehow wrangle big names like Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton onto the floor of the Senate to figuratively bury Trump’s defense.
That is not going to happen.
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski came out Friday against calling witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, all but assuring the Senate will move to wrap up proceedingswith a likely acquittal in a matter of days, if not hours.
“Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate. I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything. It is sad for me to admit that, as an institution, the Congress has failed,” said Murkowski, R-Alaska, a key moderate senator who has been closely watched on the witness question.
The announcement came after Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who also had been on the fence on the issue, announced late Thursday that he would not support additional witnesses in Trump’s “shallow, hurried and wholly partisan” trial.
Some pundits have spectacled that Trump’s acquittal could come as soon as Saturday.
The Democrats have already begun a public relations campaign to insinuate that any acquittal without the additional calling of witnesses would be considered invalid by their ever-changing standards.
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