“I can’t imagine a scenario under which President Trump would be removed from office with 67 votes in the Senate,” said Mitch McConnell today effectively ending the Democrats impeachment dreams.
Sure, Pelosi can convict in the House but if the Senate refuses to go along with it, Trump stays in office.
It was always a long shot – getting 20 GOP votes to convict and remove – but some in the GOP held their counsel close to the vest and left many wondering.
But this should remove all doubt – Mitch is not one to speak out of turn – so if Mitch says the GOP won’t convict it is game over for the left.
From USA Today:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to hold the line when it comes to impeachment, saying Monday he “can’t imagine a scenario” in which the U.S. Senate would remove President Donald Trump from office.
This comes the week after the U.S. House of Representatives began holding public hearings in the impeachment inquiry.
The House still has to vote on whether to approve articles of impeachment. If that happens, McConnell said Monday he’s still confident it wouldn’t lead to Trump’s ouster.
“I can’t imagine a scenario under which President Trump would be removed from office with 67 votes in the Senate,” he said, reaffirming comments he made two weeks ago in Washington.
Although he seems assured of the outcome, he noted it’s still an open question of how long a Senate impeachment trial would last.
Impeachment would displace the chamber’s other business, McConnell said…
…”Nothing is happening because House Democrats seized with Trump derangement syndrome are consumed with this argument with the president,” he said.