The first three days of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump has been long, drawn out, and nothing more than Democrats begging for attention.
Of note, Senate Republicans blocked a dozen amendment resolutions from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democrats for more witnesses and documents.
But things managed to get even worse for Democrats this week after 21 Republicans and 2 Democrats had enough and literally left.
“Just counted 21 empty seats on the GOP side of the Senate, 2 on the Dem side, a couple hours into Schiff’s presentation,” reported Michael McAuliff, a reporter for New York Daily News.
“Some are just stretching their legs, but most are not in the chamber,” he continued. “Some of them have been out of there for a while.” McAuliff documented the situation via his Twitter account.
According to McAuliff, the anti-Trump congressman from California even opened his remarks in stunning fashion by chastising Senate Republicans for refusing to sit quietly.
“It doesn’t hurt that the morning starts out every day with the sergeant at arms warning you that if you don’t you will be imprisoned,” Schiff said to Chief Justice John Roberts on how it works in the House.
Schiff’s never-ending, boring, pointless rambling for three straight days led to 21 Republicans and 2 Democrats leaving the Senate floor so they did not have to hear his voice.
Someone should also tell Shifty Schiff that this is the Senate — he has no power.
The Republican-majority doesn’t respect him and they have no reason to give him any attention. The impeachment push has been a scam from the beginning.
Beyond that, it appears Republicans are prepared to shut the entire sham down.
Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul revealed that 45 Republican senators are prepared to dismiss the charges against Trump and effectively end the Senate impeachment trial right now.
“There are 45, with about five to eight wanting to hear a little more,” Paul told reporters. “I still would like to dismiss it, but there aren’t the votes to do it just yet.”
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.
Paul said “five to eight” want to “hear a little more,” but suggested that in the near future, all 53 Republicans will vote to fully acquit the president.
It’s clear how the Senate trial is going to play out.
Democrats are whining, issuing ridiculous demands, and already claiming the process is “rigged.”
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting taxpayer dollars to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial moves beyond opening arguments.
In fact, McConnell has said if senators — particularity 2020 Democrats desperate for attention — violate his rules, they will be arrested and jailed by the Sergeant at Arms.