Skip to comments.Cocaine Mitch Has Outflanked San Fran Nan
Posted on 01/08/2020 4:25:36 AM PST by EyesOfTX
Never, never, ever underestimate the ability of Mitch McConnell to work the process in the Senate. Mitch McConnell told a very disappointed group of corrupt reporters on Tuesday that he now has the 51 Republican votes he needs to move forward with the very same Senate rules for a Senate trial on Nancy Pelosis ridiculous articles of impeachment that were used to govern the Senate trail of Bill Clinton.
As reported by U.S. News and World Report:
WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has the votes to start President Donald Trumps impeachment trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi releases the documents, winning support from GOP senators to postpone a decision on calling witnesses.
The announcement Tuesday was significant, enabling McConnell to bypass for now Democratic demands for new testimony as he launches the third impeachment trial in the nations history. It could begin this week if Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
What this means is that no more than two of the three RINO Usual Suspect senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski who have been targeted by the corrupt media for pressure campaigns designed to bully them into breaking party ranks have taken the bait.
As we cautioned you here at the Campaign Update the day after Christmas, you have to take media reports of senators going wobbly on this impeachment matter with a grain of salt. That was the day when the corrupt media went wild with a report that Murkowski had told an Anchorage, Alaska reporter that she was disturbed when she heard McConnell state that he would be working hand in glove with counsel for the President to determine how the Senate trial would be managed.
The press went crazy again last week, when Sen. Collins made a similar statement of concern about the process and indicated she was open to calling additional witnesses in the Senate. Well, at least one of those two ladies, and maybe both of them, have now indicated to the Senate Majority Leader that their concerns do not rise to the level of siding with a bunch of seditious Democrats who are attempting to execute a coup detat on U.S. soil.
You can say what you want to about these two ladies being squishy which they both undeniably are on several specific issues but it is a drastic error and completely unfair to them to equate their squishiness to being disloyal to the country, as the Democrats have become. One would think that the performance by Collins in supporting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would have schooled everyone on this regard forever where she is concerned.
Process-wise, what McConnells reaching this 51-vote threshold means is that, whenever San Fran Nan decides to finally release her sham articles of impeachment to the Senate, this is what will happen:
- Chief Justice John Roberts will convene the Senate trial, with all 100 senators including the four Democrats who are still presidential candidates required to be in attendance for 6 days every week until the trial concludes;
- The House Managers a set of both Democrat and Republican House members will present the case for impeachment, which will consume several days;
- The lawyers for President Trump will then present his case, which will also likely consume several days;
- Then and only then will the Senate hold a procedural vote to determine whether or not it will call additional witnesses;
- More than likely, unless there is some major development related to Ukraine between now and then, the Senate will vote to dismiss the case at that time. That assumes that McConnell, the master of Senate process, can hold his 51 votes together.
All in all, assuming McConnell holds his majority together, the trial in the Senate will consume about two weeks.
Pelosi will now come under great pressure from the Democrat presidential candidates to go ahead and release the articles so that this can all play out prior to the Iowa caucuses that will take place on February 3. However, she wants to keep them in-hand until the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on a pending case that would, if it goes the Democrats way, give them access to the Mueller Witch Hunt grand jury material and potentially allow the House Democrats to enforce their sham subpoenas. But oral arguments were just heard in that case last Friday, and it could be weeks before any decision is rendered.
So, bottom line: Mitch McConnell has completely out-maneuvered Pelosi on this. She is now in a corner, clinging to a tactic that has failed to move public opinion against the President, and utterly failed to move any GOP senators into the pro-removal column.
Somebody go make her a Bloody Mary. Shes going to need one this morning. Maybe two.
That is all.
The problem is that hag won’t release the impeachment papers until next summer.
She doesn’t have too. If she stalls long enough the Senate can just go ahead and vote.
I would start the trial at the end of January and keep it going until just after Super Tuesday. LOL!
Nope, trial won’t last no more than a few weeks at most. Just enough time to show what a sham it is and then dismissed.
+100. Exactly this is not going to be a long drawn out process. Talked to a Cap Hill staffer yesterday and that is what I was told by him. This case is going to get tossed and everyone knows it.
Starting to look like the deal that was made is the Deep Staters get to whack an Iranian General and Trump gets over on Impeachment.
Drag it out until November reading the DC phone book into the record. Teach the Rats to screw around with procedures.
This was their plan the whole time. They know the Senate won’t convict. Keep the impeachment narrative out there and pound away every day.
So mittens is still a hold-out ? What a douche.....
Not for Phase A....voting on the rules.
Pelosi should pull the articles and go back to square one. It’s her only play if the rats really want to impeach Trump. By doing that, Schiff and Nads can call on new witnesses.
I dont get why the 4-5 Senators running for President get to vote on impeaching their political rival
Esp when this is all supposedly about Trump misusing his power to go after a political rival
It’s kind of surreal. It is always OUR LEADERSHIP where the idiots reside, and the Democrats outsmart us. But, in the Senate, Scheumer is about the dumbest leader that I’ve ever seen in DC.
Even Pelosi I better understand - she simply had no choice but to bring up impeachment if she wanted to keep her job...her caucus had the votes to oust her.
Ok, I get why hes called the Turtle, but where does Cocaine Mitch come from?
Graham has said that he’s ready to vote on a 25 day countdown to a Senate vote, if the papers aren’t delivered (and that would be to dismiss with prejudice). It should be more like 14 days, but it does light a fire under the Dems.
By the way, other reports have ALL Senate Republicans now on board with McConnell, including our favorite 3 RINOs.
...just something to think about when you see trolls here claiming that there is no difference between the parties.
It stinks. But, there is no defined recusal process for Senators in impeachment. Also, as they say, "impeachment is a political process," and politics always comes with conflicts.
.... but where does Cocaine Mitch come from?
And interesting standoff; The Senate will vote on the rules once they have a valid impeachment before them.
And Pelosi says she won’t send the impeachment until they have voted on the rules and she approves of them.
So, until Pelosi caves, there will be no impeachment trial. The senate has no particular interest in it anyway.
Meanwhile, on another front, a group of republican senators are trying to establish a way to dismiss the impeachment without it ever being submitted, by passing a rule that says essentially that the house only has a certain number of days to send over impeachment articles.
The only reason we don’t have such a rule now is, up to this point, nobody could imagine a speaker of the house would ever reverse the will of the house and refuse to send to the senate something that had been duly passed by the house.
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