(Tea Party PAC) – You had to know this would happen.
In spite of the fact that there is no mathematical possibility that the Democrats will get the supermajority vote they need in the Senate to convict the president, but this isn’t stopping his staunchest of enemies from working against him.
Cue the handfull of RINO Senators who are always more than happy to turn against the president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been sitting on the articles of impeachment since her caucus voted them in late last year.
She’s insisting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meet her terms, including introducing brand new witnesses that the House didn’t include in their pathetic impeachment show trials, during which they failed to establish that there is any evidence that President Trump committed a crime or impeachable offense.
It is entirely certain that the Senate will vote to acquit.
Nonetheless, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is reportedly working with a “fairly small group” of Republican Senators to try to muster up support for bringing on new witnesses.
The notorious RINO, who has signaled she is open to witnesses, told reporters on Friday that she’s working with the “fairly small group” of GOP Senators as part of an effort to solidify support for witnesses as the impeachment trial finally moves to the Senate.
“I am hopeful that we can reach an agreement on how to proceed with the trial that will allow the opportunity for both the House and the president’s counsel if they choose to do so,” Collins said, as reported in the Bangor Daily News.
Although Collins did not indicate how many GOP senators were included in this group, she stressed that lawmakers should be “completely open to calling witnesses.”
Collins, along with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), solidified Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) upper hand in the Senate after agreeing that the Senate should follow the precedent of former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial and make a decision on witnesses after opening arguments, rather than reaching a pre-trial agreement, which Democrats pushed.
“The process moved to a period during which the Senate debated and voted that three witnesses should be deposed. I believe that this process — the Clinton approach — worked well,” Collins told reporters, according to the Hill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to transmit the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber this coming week.
“I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues.
“I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting,” she added.