(Tea Party PAC) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program on Thursday, and what he had to say about the possibility of Senate Democrats voting against impeaching President Trump has no doubt made folks on the left very nervous.
However, if we’re honest, we all know that impeachment is going to fail in the Republican controlled Senate. Liberals in the House know this too. So why continue to push for impeachment if you ultimately know it’s going to fail?
Well, there are likely two reasons. One, they are too far into this circus to stop now, and secondly, to appease their hardcore base voters with the illusion of taking action against Trump. Now they can make it look like they desperately tried to get “justice” against an evil, corrupt president, but were thwarted from doing good because of wicked Republicans.
Anyway, here’s more about McConnell’s comments from Breitbart:
On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he wouldn’t be surprised if “one or two” Democrats voted against convicting President Trump in the Senate.
McConnell said, “My hope is that there won’t be a single Republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment. And Sean, it wouldn’t surprise me if we got one or two Democrats. It looks to me over in the House, the Republicans seem to be solid and the Democrats seem to be divided.”
Democratic Rep. Van Drew has stated that he will be voting no on impeachment, so there’s a few Democrats who recognize what this fiasco is really about.
Here’s more on this from USA Today:
Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew said Wednesday that he will vote against articles of impeachment that outline the case for President Trump’s removal from office, becoming the first Democrat to publicly say he will not vote with his colleagues.
Van Drew, a Democrat who represents a district in New Jersey that favored Trump by five points in 2016, has been a vocal opponent to the impeachment effort examining whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump denies the allegations and has called the inquiry a “hoax.”
Van Drew said that he did not think Trump’s conduct was grounds for impeachment and that impeachment would only end up helping the president in 2020.
“I don’t see anything there worthy of actually taking a president out of office,” he said. “I’m concerned about splitting our nation apart.”
He said he believed there were other mechanisms for removing a president from office. An election, he noted, could do this. Van Drew said one of his biggest concerns was emboldening Trump because an impeachment trial in the GOP-controlled Senate will likely not lead to his removal from office.
“I always say, you got to really be careful what you wish for in life,” he said. “I think (Trump) actually gets help with this, to be honest with you. He’s going to be able to go all over the country and say he is found not guilty.”
This just goes to show that not all Democrats are totally on board with every aspect of the party’s platform, which is a good thing. There shouldn’t be 100 percent adherence to the Republican Party’s platform from conservatives either.
Believe it or not, there are bad policies on both sides of the aisle, which is why every person has to be well informed and make up their own mind on each individual issue.