(Tea Party PAC) – There has never been a chance that Donald Trump would be convicted in the Senate impeachment trial.
But it’s simple math.
You need a ⅔ majority to convict a president in a Senate impeachment trail, and not only is there no chance that many Republicans would vote against POTUS when there’s no evidence of a crime or impeachable offense, but the GOP also controls the Senate.
The House Democrats are flailing ahead of 2020, knowing full well that Trump will be re-elected in a landslide. Not to mention, since all they’ve done since gaining control of the House in the 2018 midterms is pitch a fit about everything Trump ever does (and get the government shut down for a month), they know they don’t have much of a chance of keeping their majority, either.
Well, there is now finally an end in sight to their latest attempt to remove Trump from office.
The Senate is expected to hold an acquittal vote in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump next week, Republican senators told reporters on Friday evening.
Following a closed-door Senate Republican conference meeting, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-ID) said the upper chamber will vote on an organizing resolution to establish the procedures for next week’s votes. Lawmakers are expected to deliver their closing arguments on Monday and hold open deliberations Tuesday. A vote on the articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — will occur Wednesday.
“There was some feverish discussion,” Braun told The Hill.
Earlier on Friday, the Senate voted down a motion to allow for subpoenas to be issued for additional witnesses and documents in the trial.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement that the trail will end “in the coming days.”
“A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers’ accusations and end this impeachment trial. There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the Managers themselves continue to describe as ‘overwhelming’ and ‘beyond any doubt,’” said McConnell.
“Never in Senate history has this body paused an impeachment trial to pursue additional witnesses with unresolved questions of executive privilege that would require protracted litigation. We have no interest in establishing such a new precedent, particularly for individuals whom the House expressly chose not to pursue,” he added.
“Senators will now confer among ourselves, with the House Managers, and with the President’s counsel to determine next steps as we prepare to conclude the trial in the coming days,” he concluded.
RINO Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) voted along with Democrats in favor of the measure, but it wasn’t enough.
Immediately after the vote, Senators took a break, during which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) rushed to the cameras to whine, decrying the vote as a “grand tragedy.”
“America will remember this day, unfortunately, when the Senate did not live up to its responsibilities, when the Senate turned away from truth and went along with a sham trial,” he told reporters.
“No matter what you give to the Democrats,” they will “they will NEVER be satisfied,” President Trump tweeted, seemingly in response to the vote, but a statement that is certainly applicable to the Democrats’ behavior during the entirety of the Trump presidency so far.
No matter what you give to the Democrats, in the end, they will NEVER be satisfied. In the House, they gave us NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2020