Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to be biding his time well. Soon, he will be at the forefront of the national political melee, unable to escape the jaws and maws of the media machine.
His time in the limelight won’t be an easy one. McConnell will be in charge of what he hopes will be a “swift” impeachment process in the Senate and, given just how much the American people have suffered during this legislative lethargy of the liberal left, there is truly no such thing as too swift.
Trump will be acquitted in that trial, barring some unforeseen and catastrophic revelations coming to light over the course of the next few weeks, and McConnell will once again be able to get back to work.
Just how sure is McConnell regarding Trump escaping impeachment unscathed? Pretty darn sure.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would acquit President Donald Trump if an impeachment trial were held today.
“I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end,” McConnell told reporters. “If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question — it would not lead to a removal. So the question is how long does the Senate want to take? How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire?”
The Kentucky Republican added he has yet to speak with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on how the Senate would handle an impeachment trial. But he said the two would likely start by looking at the agreement struck between former Senate leaders Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) during the Clinton impeachment trial.
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Given the certainty of a Senate acquittal, the Democratic impeachment process has shifted focus. Where once they looked to impeach and remove the President, they are now simply hoping to dominate the news cycle, using their “inquiry” as nothing more than a 24/7 anti-Trump campaign advertisement via CNN and others.
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