After months of sham hearings, partisan witnesses, and still no evidence President Donald Trump did anything wrong on his July phone call with the Ukrainian president, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives officially impeached the president.
After dropping two of the original charges they levied against the president, House Democrats charged Trump with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
The GOP-controlled Senate has already made it clear impeachment will die quickly in the upper chamber.
But Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent shock waves when she spoke publicly about the Democrats impeachment witch hunt into Trump — something none of the other Justices have done.
Speaking at the event Monday night in New York City, the 86-year-old liberal Justice spoke about Trump’s repeated calls for House Democrats to end their ongoing impeachment effort.
“The president is not a lawyer,” Ginsburg said, appearing to take a shot at the president by suggesting he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Why does this matter?
For starters, none of the other Supreme Court Justices have made public remarks about impeachment.
Yet, Ginsburg felt the need to publicly rebuke Trump’s opposition to the impeachment proceedings, another sign of her anti-Trump bias, which could also extend to her rulings on the court.
Secondly, the Supreme Court will play a major role in the Senate impeachment trial.
If the House votes to impeach Trump (which they will), the Senate will hold a trial, with Ginsberg’s colleague Chief Justice John Roberts serving as the judge.
With a Senate impeachment trial, Roberts would moderate the proceedings, setting the pace, authorize senators to speak or stop speaking, and decide on motions and admissibility of evidence.
What happens next?
There are countless hypotheticals of how all of this could play out. But in reality, it will be pretty simple.
The Democrat-controlled House will vote to impeach Trump this week.
Then, Trump will be completely acquitted and fully exonerated in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it very clear this week what will happen when the Senate trial begins: No deals, no witness lists, no more stalling, no more witch-hunts, and the GOP-controlled Senate will vote to fully acquit Trump by the end of January.
McConnell suggested Tuesday that he may dismiss the articles of impeachment against Trump immediately after the opening arguments.
Here’s your takeaway: Trump won’t be removed from office and the Senate will fully acquit the president by the end of January.
And based on public polling, Trump is on pace to cruise to a second term in office.