As the debate over the articles of impeachment rages late into the night on Thursday, the Senate is preparing for their turn to adjudicate this mess.
Without much of a doubt, the Senate will vote to acquit Donald Trump, thanks to the heavy Republican control of the higher chamber of Congress. This is already known, and make the Democrats’ insistence on continuing little more than an exercise in futility.
Some Democrats may even be seeing this writing on the wall as well, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hinting that this sudden realization could come into play when it’s time to take a vote.
“The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how it’s going to end,” McConnell said on “Hannity” “There is no chance the president is going to be removed from office.”
McConnell also said he hoped that none of the members of his caucus would vote to remove the president from office, adding “it wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or two Democrats” to vote to acquit Trump of the charges of high crimes and misdemeanors.
The House will likely vote to pass the articles of impeachment in the coming days, setting up a Senate trial that could begin in days or weeks from today.
Given the predetermined deadline of Christmas for impeachment, it seems that the left could be sulking into their eggnog by year’s end.