Mitch McConnell has declared his intention to scuttle the impeachment trial in the Senate. He pledged to do this weeks ago just moments after the House impeached Donald Trump (forever) but there were many observers who doubted that he would violate the special oath that all Senators are required to take and adhere to when sitting as a jury in an impeachment trial.
I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But the rules he laid out earlier today (Monday January 20th, 2020) show that he has every intention to go ahead with flushing the entire process.
It would also allow an option for a motion to dismiss the case outright immediately after the resolution is adopted, a senior Republican leadership aide said. It’s unlikely, however, that such a motion would have the Republican votes needed to pass it.NPR – McConnell’s Resolution
I wrote my Senators and my House representative back in July, letting them know my thoughts on the Orange Hate-Monkey (OHM) and his accomplices in the Senate.
Two of his Senate accomplices are the two Senators from Texas, my two Senators, so I didn’t imagine much would come of the effort. But I felt I needed to say something about the bullshit that has been flooding the airwaves since the OHM took office, and McConnell’s complicity in allowing the bullshit to continue.
McConnell’s actions today have proven that my contention of last July was right on the money. This is the naked worship of power as an entity in itself. By McConnell. By the Stormtrumpers. McConnell has to be removed from his Senate office now, so that the Stormtrumpers who refuse to give up on Donald Trump will understand just how far outside of the law their leadership is now operating.
This isn’t a fringe opinion. Just a few weeks ago Christianity Today ran an Op-Ed by a prominent voice in the evangelical christian community. A story that was featured on Robert Reich’s Facebook wall the day it ran.
“We have reserved judgment on Mr. Trump for years now. Some have criticized us for our reserve. But when it comes to condemning the behavior of another, patient charity must come first. [But] to use an old cliché, it’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence.”Christianity Today – Trump Should be Removed from Office
Evangelical christians are giving up on Donald Trump. I don’t know how many, and I don’t know if it will be enough of a movement to make a difference. But Donald Trump’s core base of support is starting to erode, and those people also think that he should be removed from office.
So why doesn’t Moscow Mitch McConnell think this should happen? Could it be that he loves having power so much that he’d rather be the destroyer of the great experiment than give it up? Was he always a traitor?