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Mitch McConnell just went on record with what we’ve all been waiting to hear: the Democrats impeachment scam is dead in the water.
It’s just a waste of time and money and energy.
So in other words, a true “Democrat” value!
But Americans have had enough and McConnell just gave everyone assurance that the Senate will put a quick end to this nonsense!
Here's more from Politico:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would acquit President Donald Trump if an impeachment trial were held today.
“I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end,” McConnell told reporters. “If it were today I don’t think there’s any question — it would not lead to a removal. So the question is how long does the Senate want to take? How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire?”
The Kentucky Republican added that he has yet to speak with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on how the Senate would handle impeachment. But he said the two would likely start by looking at the agreement struck between former Senate leaders Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) during the Clinton impeachment trial.
McConnell wouldn’t comment Tuesday on Trump and Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s calls to identify the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, who expressed concern over Trump’s call pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals.
“I’m not going to comment sort of on a routine daily basis on all that’s breaking surrounding this story over in the House,” the GOP leader said. “At some point it looks to me like they’re going to send it over to the Senate. As you all know that means we have to take it up.”
While some Republican senators have defended Trump, others have declined to comment on the latest developments in the House impeachment inquiry by citing their roles as potential jurors in an impeachment trial.
And confirmed by The Hill:
“How long it goes on really just depends on how long the Senate wants to spend on it,” McConnell told reporters when asked about the Senate trial procedures.
“I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end. If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question it would not lead to a removal,” he said.
“So the question is how long the Senate wants to take. How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of Iowa and New Hampshire?” he said.
“It’s very difficult to ascertain how long this takes. I’d be surprised if it didn’t end the way the two previous ones did, with the president not being removed from office,” he added in apparent reference to former Presidents Clinton and Nixon.
While the Senate failed to convict Clinton on articles of impeachment, with no charge winning a majority vote, Nixon resigned from office in 1974 before the Senate could hold a trial.
McConnell said the Senate trial could go on for weeks, noting that he and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are likely to use the 1999 Clinton trial as a template for setting the parameters.
“At some point Sen. Schumer and I will sit down and see if we can agree on a process,” he said. “After that the chief justice rules on any motions. Presumably what you will see in the well would be the prosecutors would come over from the House — they’ve typically been Judiciary Committee people — and the president’s lawyer, and they put on the case,” he said.
McConnell noted that senators will not be allowed to speak on the floor during the Senate impeachment trial.
“How long it goes on is undetermined,” he said, noting that the Clinton impeachment trial lasted weeks.
"But that’s up to the Senate to decide how long. So this is not something the majority can micromanage like it can on almost every other issue," McConnell added.
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