Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said there will be no second impeachment trial against President Donald Trump if the crazy Democrats follow through with their threat to impeach the president. But don’t mistake McConnell’s words for solidarity with the president.
McConnell sent out a memo where he said that the soonest that the Senate would be able to consider the matter would happen the day before the president leaves office.
The Washington Post, where democracy goes to die, got a copy of the memo, and reported that the Senate “will not reconvene for substantive business until January 19, which means the earliest possible date that impeachment trial proceedings can begin in the Senate is the day before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.”
The Post noted:
“Although the Senate will hold two pro forma sessions next week, on Jan. 12 and Jan. 15, it is barred from conducting any kind of business during those days — including “beginning to act on received articles of impeachment from the House” — without agreement from all 100 senators. With a cadre of Trump-allied senators in the Republican conference, that unanimous consent is highly unlikely.”
The Washington Examiner noted that it looks like McConnell is handing over the next impeachment battle for a trial in the Senate to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who will take over as Senate Majority Leader after the inauguration since the Republicans lost control of the Senate earlier this week after the Democrats pulled the same tactics to steal the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hailed McConnell’s move on Friday, tweeting, “Completely agree with @senatemajldr‘s analysis that the Senate cannot process the impeachment being contemplated by the House before January 20. I firmly believe impeachment would further destroy our ability to heal and start over.”
Democrats expressed outrage over McConnell’s timeline, with the sleazy Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), who spearheaded the first impeachment of Trump, complaining to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, “If Mitch McConnell wants to move with expedition, he knows how to do it. And if he doesn’t, then he will bear the responsibility for whatever dangerous acts this president commits.”
This from a man who impeached an innocent president with zero evidence of wrongdoing and for something that Joe Biden as vice president actually did.
If the second impeachment trial does occur, “there is also a question of who exactly would preside over a trial of a former president,” The Post said.
The newspaper reported that according to McConnell’s memo, “Senate impeachment rules require Chief Justice John Roberts preside over a trial of a sitting president, but whether he would have to once Trump is no longer president is ‘unclear.'”
Folks, the only reason they want to impeach Trump again is so that this time they can remove him from office with a Senate trial as that would disqualify him from ever running for president again.
To even attempt to hold a Senate trial on a president who has already left office smacks of desperation on the part of the Democrats. It’s not clear if they can even do that. Can a new Congress take an impeachment from the last Congress to trial even though there’s no president to remove from office? The supreme penalty for an impeachment trial is removal from office.
Getting rid of Trump was just the beginning. Now the Democrats and the Left are going to go after anyone who supported the president. If you’re on Twitter and you Followed the president, you may be purged.
The Democrats are already talking about making lists the way the Nazis did when they took over. AOC has already said that she wants to cancel anyone who worked for Trump. She wants to create lists of them.
On Thursday, the day after the mayhem at the Capitol building, Kamala Harris, who is about to be sworn in as the new vice president, gave a speech about the incident. Did Harris talk about the need for peace and for civility? Not at all. She used the opportunity to play the race card. She actually asked America to think of what would have happened if those Trump supporters who stormed the Capital building were black, how many more would have been shot, and treated horribly by police.
We haven’t even reached the penalties phase with the Democrats who are now in total control of the government. The next six months will be a “get evenism” experience throughout. They will come up with very inventive ways to punish anyone who supported Donald Trump. Their tyranny will change America forever. Get ready, folks. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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