Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an exclusive interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, acknowledged that the Democrats have “no chance” of removing President Trump from office.
McConnell was also quick to point out that the impeachment sham is a highly partisan effort, while the realization that Trump’s actions don’t amount to high crimes and misdemeanors is actually bipartisan.
“The case is so darn weak coming from the House,” he told viewers in a massive understatement.
“We know how it’s going to end,” he added before definitively stating, “There’s no chance the president’s going to be removed from office.”
McConnell: Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel and the president’s lawyers. There will be no difference between the President’s position and ours.
“There’s no chance the president will be removed from office.”pic.twitter.com/oaZfKiP0g9
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) December 13, 2019
Democrats Could Bail
The Kentucky Republican noted that he expects some Democrats to run away from the Senate vote, likely to be held swiftly after a break in January.
The House is expected to conduct its vote next week.
“My hope is that there won’t be a single Republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment and Sean, it wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or two Democrats,” McConnell predicted.
Don’t overlook Mitt Romey, Mitch. Democrats bailing, however, might just be a trend.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn admitted earlier this week that he expects to lose some Democrat votes due to the “divisive” nature of impeachment.
“I do believe that when it comes to something as divisive as impeachment, we have to leave members up to their own consciences,” said Clyburn. “We do expect to lose some.”
Yesterday, House Democrats confirmed they will rush ahead and prepare to send the Senate articles of impeachment based on the least thorough and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history. pic.twitter.com/9jtx0v9hm5
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 11, 2019
If the Mitch Fits, You Must Acquit
Reports surfaced on Thursday indicating McConnell has every intention of making sure President Trump is acquitted in the Senate.
CNN reported that two Republican Senators have said McConnell will push for a vote to acquit the President, rather than one to simply dismiss the charges.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell will move to acquit President Trump if he’s impeached, not merely dismiss charges, according to two Republican senators.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 12, 2019
Still, he better hunker down for a neverending battle.
Democrat Rep. Karen Bass recently pulled back the curtain on her colleagues, admitting they would be open to impeaching the President again should he win reelection.
The only way to stop this, voters, is to make sure the Republicans take back the House in 2020.
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