The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committed political suicide two weeks ago and passed both articles of impeachment — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — against President Donald Trump.
If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ever transmits the articles of impeachment to the Republican-controlled Senate, the trial will begin in the upper chamber to determine whether Trump is acquitted or removed from office.
To impeach Trump in the Senate, 67 Senators would need to vote in favor of removing him. That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of it.
That’s never going to happen.
However, the White House received some brutal news on Friday that at least 3 notorious Never-Trumpers will likely break ranks with Senate Republicans and join Democrats in their calls for a show trial that will try to take down the president.
These 3 Senate Republicans are:
- Mitt Romney of Utah
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Collins said she is “open to witnesses” and that “it’s premature to decide who should be called” to testify.
Agreeing with Democrats on allowing a plethora of witnesses and hearings, Collins said it’s important to “see the evidence that is presented and get the answers to the questions that we senators can submit through the Chief Justice to both sides.”
Both Romney and Murkowski also publicly stated they would support Democrats requests to hold a drawn out impeachment trial with endless witnesses and stunts.
Aside from them betraying Trump, in the grand scheme of things, it won’t actually matter much.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he’ll coordinate with the White House during the impeachment process and that after a few weeks, the Senate will vote to acquit the president.
Now, just because a few Republicans may support giving Democrats a few things they want doesn’t mean they will actually vote to impeach Trump from office.
In fact, another report has suggested these 5 Senate Democrats in battleground states could vote against impeachment:
- Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona
- Joe Manchin of West Virginia
- Doug Jones of Alabama
- Gary Peters of Michigan
- Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire
At this point, almost everything has come to fruition. We know how this is going to play out.
Will Trump be completely acquitted and fully exonerated in the Senate? Yes.
Will McConnell recuse himself from leading the Senate impeachment trial into Trump? Not a chance.
Democrats have no case.
They are complaining about McConnell possibly holding an unfair investigation, but that’s literally what Democrats just did for three months.
When Democrats held Soviet-style trials and limited the other side from having any say at all — there was no problem at all.
But before the impeachment trial even begins in the Senate — Democrats are whining, issuing ridiculous demands, and already claiming the process is “rigged.”
Finally, the other team is up to bat and Democrats are screaming that the trial — which has not even happened — it totally unfair.
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting millions of dollars from taxpayers to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
And McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial moves into the Senate in January.