McConnell Has Votes to Start Impeachment Trial Without Witness Agreement

| January 8, 2020

Not getting one’s way with regards to an election is not valid grounds to get rid of a duly elected president. (r/The_Donald)

The Democrats are insisting on “having a fair trial” with a push to have select witnesses and documentation brought to bear. Neither party appears to be in agreement with the other as to the nature of witnesses and documents that should be used during the trial.

Senator McConnell announced that he had enough votes to move forward with the impeachment without reaching an initial agreement on witnesses. Witness discussion could be brought up later. McConnell wants to use the method used by the Senate during Clinton’s impeachment trial.

From Fox News:

We will not let them avoid the vote. They can delay it, but they can’t avoid it,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said.

Democrats amplified those demands after a key figure in the impeachment inquiry, former national security adviser John Bolton, said he would be willing to testify if subpoenaed.

But McConnell has maintained all along that he wants to model the impeachment trial for Trump after that of former President Bill Clinton, by dealing with potential witnesses after the trial begins.

And even as McConnell claims the votes to be able to proceed, he insists the chamber first needs to receive the articles of impeachment from the House.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been holding onto those charges ever since last month, hoping to extract favorable terms for a trial.

“It’s time for Speaker Pelosi to get on with it or get out of the way,” Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Tuesday.

After running a congressional version of a kangaroo court, the Democrats are all of a sudden demanding a fair trial. Their demand for a fair trial may be a demand for a continuation of what they did in the House.

Fox News has more information in this article.

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    Do those Articles of Impeachment have “Best if used by…” date? If President Trump is a clear and present danger to this country, why has this been sitting around for a month?

    • Jeff says:

      Yes, January 20, 2021. If legislation has not been approved before the new house is sworn in. All legislation pending has to start all over. It is a new legislative body and does not have anything to do with old legislation.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        It’s also been suggested that a vote be taken in a future Congress to expunge the Impeachment vote from the Congressional Records thus “un-Impeaching” President Trump, I hope it happens, imagine the legions of liberal heads exploding along with flash floods of their tears!

  2. Slow Joe says:

    Trump: “Alexa, how many miles I ran today?”

    Alexa: “Send missiles to Iran today”.

  3. Slow Joe says:

    Trump: “There are no Walmarts in Iran, only Targets.”

  4. USMC Steve says:

    The House socialist dems had it their own way in that freakshow they conducted.

    Now the Senate can tell them to shut up and sit down, because they don’t control the Senate, and they have no voice. Kind of like the Republicans didn’t in the house before. And it is not going to turn out well for them either. The stupid fools just refuse to learn, let alone act responsibly.

  5. 5th/77th FA says:

    Three years of BS just because the skankaMacPantssuitapottomus, the Bitch of Benghazi, the murderous trash from hell, dasHitlerbeast didn’t get her turn. Hell to the yes, let’s have an open trial. Let us expose ALL of deep seated corruption that is the swamp in the District of Criminals. And that is what the career pols on both sides are concerned about. Granny Nanny doesn’t realize that her and her ilk will be the FIRST to be stood up against the wall when they turn this country over to the socialists. Maybe we should save the socialists a bunch of bullets and have Patriotic Americans show up with torches, pitchforks, tar with feathers, and ropes FIRST!

    This whole waste of my tax dollars has just pissed me off.

  6. Roh-Dog says:

    “It’s time for Speaker Pelosi to get on with it or get out of the way,” Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Tuesday.
    “More like time for rehab!” Roh-Dog shouted whilst reading the article.
    Its a great point, if he’s such a threat why hasn’t the case been released to the Senate? Why was the vote in the House bipartisan only on the non-indictment side? Why the f was one of the two bills’ charge made up, completely from whole cloth?
    I’m tired of these unAmerican a-holes siding with anyone and everyone that intends to subvert the Constitution.
    Damn tired.

  7. SFC D says:

    “We will not let them avoid the vote. They can delay it, but they can’t avoid it,”.

    Negative, Chucky. Your lord and mistress, Nanny Lugosi, queen of all that is evil is delaying the vote.

  8. Skippy says:

    I’m so sick of the Democrats
    Talk about sore losers
    What the house passed is a joke

  9. ChipNASA says:

    OK, I admit it. I laughed way harder at that photo than I should have.
    And I’m stealing that bitch.

  10. DA says:

    If the Speaker Pelosi wants witnesses,she should recall the articles of impeachment and start over. Call those witnesses, go through the pain of having the Judicial branch decide if the Executive branch has executive privelege.
    That isn’t going to happen, but it
    would be nice.

  11. OldSoldier54 says:

    Cocaine Mitch to Pelosi, “Sorry Nancy, two can play that game.”