Republican Senator Scolds Mitch McConnell for Prejudging Impeachment Trial

There are only a matter of days left until the Senate reconvenes after what has felt like an extraordinarily long holiday break, and the first piece of business to be undertaken will almost certainly be the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Well, that is if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ever sends the articles of impeachment over to the Senate…but that’s a discussion for another time.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has attempted to warn his Democratic colleagues of their impending disappointment, stating that the coming trial will not only be swift, but he himself won’t be acting as an impartial juror and Donald Trump certainly won’t be removed from office.

These preconceived notions have irked a great many on the liberal left…and now, even some members of the GOP are speaking out as well.

During an interview with Maine Public Radio on Tuesday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) criticized both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for prejudging President Donald Trump on the impeachment trial.

After saying she was “open to witnesses, Collins said, “It is inappropriate, in my judgment, for senators on either side of the aisle to prejudge the evidence before they have heard what is presented to us because the each of us will take an oath, an oath that I take very seriously to render impartial justice.”

Collins would go on to say that no one, on either side of the aisle, should be going in to this next phase of the impeachment process without a clear and open mind.

For many, this was little more than an indication that Collins may be waffling herself on just how appropriate the President’s actions have been.