For many, the lynchpin of the entire impeachment debacle lies with Mitch McConnell and the Senate republicans who will be forced to deal with whatever Nancy Pelosi throws their way from the House of Representatives.
Over the weekend it appeared as thought Democrats would be able to find the votes to pass Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump – a realization made after the President dared them to do such a thing. The White House has insisted that it was not willing to cooperate with the Democrats’ “witch hunt” document requests until such a time as a vote was taken.
This shrewd move allows President Trump to control the timeline of the impeachment process – something that will be of ultimate significance when it comes to the 2020 election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has now come out swinging for the President as well, signaling a major escalation in the combativeness of the Kentucky Republican.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to stop any Democratic push for impeachment in a social media campaign ad that he’s using as a platform to raise campaign funds off the inquiry of President Donald Trump.
In the brief Facebook video, McConnell makes it clear that the Republican-controlled Senate with him in charge will be a firewall against efforts to remove Trump from office.
“All of you know your Constitution,” McConnell says in the video. “The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader.”
McConnell has often avoided speaking on the subject of impeachment, perhaps fearing that a response to the Democratic drivel would somehow lend some gravity to their whimsical folly.
The Bluegrass State Congressman earlier stated that the Senate would abide by the Constitutional constraints of impeachment, adding that any trial in the Senate would be a swift one.