House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced two weeks ago that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will officially begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back in July.
Since her announcement, it has been revealed that Democrats now have enough votes to impeach the president in the House.
So what will happen in the U.S. Senate?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just dropped a brand new campaign advertisement revealing that he would stop impeachment in the Senate.
The campaign ad, which he’s also using to raise money for his re-election in 2020, announced that the only way to stop impeachment was “with me as majority leader.”
“Nancy Pelosi is in the clutches of a left-wing mob,” McConnell says in the ad. “They’ve finally convinced her to impeach the President. All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority, with me as majority leader.”
“But I need your help. Please contribute before the deadline,” he adds.
In a new campaign ad, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that any impeachment effort will fail with him as the Senate majority leader. Campaign contributions appreciated. @Team_Mitch Official account of Mitch McConnell for Senate. #TeamMitch #KYSen (Turn audio up) pic.twitter.com/F0jKzfJYUE
— 45 🇺🇸 (@TheTrumpPage1) October 7, 2019
Should the House vote to impeach Trump, the matter would go to trial before the Senate — where Republicans could easily end the impeachment effort if they largely hold together.
Trump has denied wrongdoing, while turning up criticism of the Bidens.
“The Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple! The fake news must stop making excuses for something that is totally inexcusable,” he tweeted over the weekend.
Since announcing that House Democrats would open an impeachment inquiry, things have gone from bad to worse for liberals.
The Republican National Committee and Trump campaign raised a combined $5 million just 24 hours after Pelosi’s impeachment announcement.
The White House released a 5-page transcript of the call, which does not mention anything about “quid pro quo” or the U.S. withholding aid to Ukraine if they did not investigate Biden.
The Office of Intelligence Community Inspector General found that the “whistleblower” had a “political bias” in favor of one of Trump’s rivals in the 2020 presidential election.
Consider that: the whistleblower filed a complaint about a call that they never heard, and Democrats want Trump impeached over a call that they also never heard.
Since then, a lot has happened.
One Republican has already publicly announced they support congressional Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against Trump.
Another Republican claims 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump.
And Rush Limbaugh went public and revealed what Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in secret about Trump.
The entire situation has gotten so heated that a leaked report reveals that a top host at Fox News could be fired over his coverage of the Trump-Ukraine ordeal.