It appears that Democrats want to take advantage of the Senate impeachment trial as much as they can.
But Senate Majority Leader McConnell is not about to let that happen.
Democrats in the House ran amuck during the inquiry. They refused to let Republicans have a fair say in the process.
Now, Senate Democrats appear to want to drag out the trial as long as possible.
McConnell sees through their plans and has a new rule ready. He’ll pull the plug on this trial if things get out of hand.
And it should make Democrats very nervous.
From Fox News:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly is close to finalizing a rule that would allow President Trump’s team to move to dismiss the articles of impeachment in the Senate quickly after some evidence has been presented, as a sort of safety valve in case Democrats try to drag out the trial for weeks…
Ted Cruz told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that the trial could extend “to six to eight weeks or even longer” if the Senate decided to hear from additional witnesses.
Uh-oh! Sen. McConnell is preparing a rule that will allow Trump’s team to demand to dismiss the impeachment articles. If the Democrats try to drag it out for weeks.
Let’s shoot straight here, Democrats have already lost the impeachment battle. They wanted to build a case against President Trump that would force Congress to immediately remove him from office.
But that’s not going to happen. They could only get Democrats in the House to vote for impeachment—a sign that this is a partisan agenda, not a Constitutional necessity.
Now the Republican-controlled Senate is eager to end this thing once and for all. The only hope for Democrats was to drag out this thing until the election.
That is why Nancy Pelosi sat on the articles for nearly a month.
She probably would have sat on them longer, but her own party started getting antsy.
Chuck Schumer and other Democrats are now talking about witnesses, knowing bringing in witnesses could make the trial last much longer.
They could probably never drag it all the way to November, but they might try. The longer it drags on, the more Pelosi’s “impeached forever” prediction comes true.
Which might hurt Trump’s chances at re-election: the real goal of this all along.
McConnell is not interested in playing the left’s games. Not even in the slightest. This rule will give Trump’s team a chance to end this charade if it (continues) to get out of hand.
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Source: Fox News