McConnell Triples Down: Says He’s ‘Not an Impartial Juror’ on Impeachment

Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has made no attempt to hide exactly how he feels about the impending impeached of President Donald J. Trump.

Like a vast majority of his Republican colleagues, McConnell is a staunch and stubborn supporter of President Trump.  Throughout the House of Representatives’ work on impeachment, the Kentucky Senator has consistently and thoroughly defended the Commander in Chief, even going so far as to guarantee that he won’t be removed from office.

Even more profound was his open admission that he would be working hand in hand with the White House legal team during the upcoming impeachment trial…a claim that has more than a few Democrats seething, and accusing the Bluegrass Republican of rigging the proceedings.

His latest statement is sure to catch the ears of a great many more Democrats as well.

During a Tuesday press conference:

McConnell said, [relevant remarks begin around 14:30] “I’m not an impartial juror. This is a political process. There’s not anything judicial about it. Impeachment is a political decision. The House made a partisan political decision to impeach. I would anticipate we will have a largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I’m not impartial about this at all.”

McConnell has also turned down a request from Senate Democrats to bring forth several key witnesses including White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Advisor John Bolton – despite recent polling showing that the American people overwhelmingly support hearing what they have to say.