Right On Cue, RINO Susan Collins Falls In Line With Lisa Murkowski On Impeachment

(Tea Party PAC) – In December, to the relief of many patriotic Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Fox News of the impending impeachment trial in the upper chamber: “Exactly how we go forward, I’m going to coordinate with the President’s lawyers. The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how it’s going to end. There is no chance the President is going to be removed from office.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), one of the resident RINOs on Capitol Hill, told KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska that she was “disturbed” by McConnell’s promises to ensure the president’s constitutional rights are respected, for a change.

“And in fairness, when I heard that I was disturbed. To me it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense, and so when I heard what Leader McConnell has said, I happened to think that further confused the process,” she said.

Naturally, Red State’s Elizabeth Vaughn reports, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has also echoed these statements, telling Maine Public Radio on Monday that “I’ve heard the Senate majority leader saying that he’s taking his cues from the White House, There are senators on both sides of the aisle, who, to me, are not giving the appearance of and the reality of judging this in an impartial way.” She also told the Radio station she was “open to witnesses.”

Vaughn opines:

Frankly, I think it’s a ridiculous point to make. Murkowski and Collins would be hard pressed to come up with even a handful, if any, of Senators who are truly impartial on this subject. The Senate is a political body. Politicians have opinions, usually strong ones.

The idea of an “impartial politician” is an oxymoron. In a recent post, I wrote: “I have to ask, is it even possible to find an impartial Senator? How many Congressmen or women were impartial during the impeachment inquiry? Not even the two who voted against impeachment were impartial. They had an opinion.”

This is not a jury trial in a federal court. The Senators cannot be expected to be impartial.

Is Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) impartial? He’s about as impartial as Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff are. Does that bother Sens. Collins or Murkowski?

What’s disturbing is, after witnessing the House Democrats’ travesty of an impeachment inquiry, Collins and Murkowski would worry about Mitch McConnell’s lack of fairness.

It was, after all, expected that these two resident RINOs may go with the Dems, but that will hardly make for a ⅔ vote to convict in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Washington Post recently published a list of fourteen Republican Senators “who have expressed concerns about Trump’s actions, but none who says they agree with his impeachment, much less that he should be removed from office.”

On this list are Sens. Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Crapo (ID), Charles Grassley (IA), Johnny Isakson (GA) who is retiring, Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Marco Rubio (FL), Ben Sasse (NE), John Thune (SD), and Patrick Toomey (PA).

Again, “none who say they agree with Trump’s impeachment, much less that he should be removed from office.”

Vaughn concludes:

The Republicans currently have 53 seats in Congress. The Senate requires 67 votes to convict the President. If all fourteen Republicans on the above list voted to impeach, the odds of which are next to nil, they would still need six more Republicans to vote for the President’s removal.

As for Sens. Murkowski and Collins, who knows how they will vote? Murkowski, who hates Donald Trump, will probably vote to impeach him. My guess is that Collins, after making a big show of her impartiality, perhaps because she is facing a tough race this year herself, will vote against.

32 COMMENTS

  1. Why can’t the GOP find better candidates to run against these two RINO’S from AK and ME? That would be one way to get rid of these “turncoats” – or “wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing”!!

  2. So, this stupid RINO hack had absolutely no problem with a completely rigged process in the House but she has a problem with the entire scam being thrown in the dumpster in the Senate. What a completely phony hack this POS is!!! She needs to get her sorry A$$ out of the Republican party.

    • And hand the Democrats her Maine Senate seat – that would be real smart! Ms Collins does an excellent job managing between her conservative principles (don’t forget she voted for Kavanaugh) and her liberal constituency back home. Its long past time you and your friends in the TEA Party accepted that this is not a monolithic nation

  3. I cannot believe people who commented here are freaking out because Collins wants to SEE THE EVIDENCE before making up her mind. You all complain that the Dems stick together whether as a partisan body but you are complaining because some in the Senate want to see the EVIDENCE instead of just voting against impeachment. Make up your minds. Either you want honesty and truth or you want partisanship no matter what or how they feel or how the people feel. Ya’ll are as bad as the liberal Dems. Think about it.

    • I didn’t see your comment when the dems has their phony trial in a basement
      Without allowing any say from the republicans, just a one way charade.
      Where were you then! Hellllooo?

  4. If Collins and Murkowski are impartial as they say, then all they would have to do is look at the facts that were presented in those kangaroo House hearings, and quickly see that every one of those testimonies that were given were all debunked. Schiff used the opening statements that were given by each of those second hand witnesses, and produced a lopsided, biased report to Nadler. Then he used it to get an opinion of 3 biased professors that hate Trump to make an argument for impeachment. Then, since they have the majority, all of the hateful democrats voted to impeach because they were ready to do so for 2.5 years as Nancy Pelosi said.

  5. I am in a slight quandary. In noting how Nadler and Schiff ran the Impeachment hearings, I am trying to determine what marsupial to refer to if KANGAROO is to be rejected when speaking of the proceedings.
    “McTurtle” obviously does not want to follow Pelosi’s lead and accept only the managers and witnesses she appoints where no defense was allowed but now allow POTUS a chance to defend himself.
    I guess the best alliteration is the House ran a KOALA Court

    • Don….
      Collins and Murkowski are nothing but RINOS and will be replaced …. don’t get all excited about them …. they will be gone !

  6. I HOPE that COLLINS AND MURKOWSKI both loose their seats in Congress in 2020. They both need to be TARD AND
    FEATHERED and sit out to DRY !!

  7. As usual you have lied about what Mcconnell said He said he was going to work with the White house lawyers and not allow witnesses. The only way it would be fair. is to allow the President;s witnesses and the House witnesses both to be heard. What is Mcconnell and Trump afraid of? The truth will come out with wtnesses. Why nnt allow witnesses?

    • U R the only one that is a fraid that only the TRUTH will set
      The PRESIDENT freed. U want him CONVICTED and sentenced to PRISON. But it doesn’t work that way. We THE PEOPLE and the PRESIDENT will have his day in COURT and have the CASE dismissed or even Acquitted . The he
      will end up being PRESIDENT in 2020, 2024, 2028 and beyond.

    • No to the House witnesses. Like McConnell said, the House had their say. It’s time for the Senate to have their say.

    • Unlike you gutless dem’s, Don, we will follow the rules for the trial and quickly find against impeachment. Just as quickly as the dem’s did to impeach for no apparent reason. You are truly a sad case, Don!

  8. Murkowski is just disturbed PERIOD. She needs to watch out or Diane Feinstein will take her to the threaten closet again.

  9. Lisa Murkowski is the hack daughter of a political hack. She is practically the definition of a RINO. Susan Collins, on the other hand, is a very nuanced politician. Let us not forget her eloquent defense of Brett Kavanaugh during his fake trial in the Senate.

  10. All of the names listed are traitors and won’t be reelected again if they turn on Trump!!
    The entire group should be replaced if they turn on Trump!

  11. This entire impeachment is a disgrace!! The president has done nothing that rises even close to impeachment !! The process in the house was a totally democrat sham!! Closed door hearings with the other side excluded is NOT a fair process! This disgrace should be thrown out by the senate and Shiff and Pelossi should be removed from office!!!

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