Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to acquit President Trump in the Senate should the House of Representatives move on impeachment.
CNN reports that two Republican Senators – one being John Cornyn of Texas, the other anonymous – have said McConnell will push for a vote to acquit the President, rather than one to simply dismiss the charges.
McConnell is reportedly seeking to vote on acquittal to clear President Trump of charges brought against him by the House Democrats – 67 votes are required for conviction – rather than “simply rely[ing] on a 51-vote threshold procedural motion to dismiss the hotly disputed case.”
The Republican senator himself has hinted this might be the approach he goes with.
“It could go down the path of calling witnesses and basically having another trial or it could decide – and again, 51 members could make that decision – that they’ve heard enough and believe they know what would happen and could move to vote on the two articles of impeachment,” he said.
He emphasized that no final decisions have been made yet. The notion that an acquittal could be forthcoming, however, makes the entire effort to remove President Trump dead on arrival.
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Senate Majority Leader McConnell will move to acquit President Trump if he’s impeached, not merely dismiss charges, according to two Republican senators.
“It would be irresponsible and it would send the wrong message to this President,”
Bursting Nancy’s Bubble
Imagine going through with this entire impeachment sham, losing public support and boosting President Trump’s poll numbers in the process, only to have McConnell squash the whole affair the moment it arrives in the Senate.
Backfiring on Democrats
Democrat congressman Jeff Van Drew warned last month that his colleagues were privately concerned over impeachment proceedings and simply want to “move on.”
Recent polls showing the President surging in battleground states as a direct result of the impeachment hearings are likely making them even more apprehensive.
There is *bipartisan* opposition to Pelosi and Schiff’s impeachment charade.
Even Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew says that it is “fracturing the nation.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 17, 2019