McConnell says he will vote to acquit, Senate votes to call witnesses

The events of January 6th’s election certification vote sent shockwaves through the Republican party, causing a number of prominent GOP leaders to publicly turn their back on Trump — including then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Rumors swirled for weeks that McConnell would consider voting to convict Trump on impeachment charges of inciting that day’s riot, but McConnell announced to his GOP colleagues on Saturday morning that he will vote to acquit the former president.

Impeachment disintegrates

After Democrats presented a scattered and inconsistent argument to convict Donald Trump on charges of incitement of violence, Trump’s legal team lead David Schoen efficiently dismantled the entire case on Friday, using Democrats’ own words and evidence to take down their case.

The combination of a weak presentation of the case against Trump, a strong rebuttal to Democrat claims, and a sense of waning political will in Washington and the nation as a whole seems to have had a strong effect on McConnell, who signaled a willingness to convict Trump prior to the launch of the trial earlier this week.

On January 19th, McConnell repudiated Trump during a speech on the Senate floor, declaring that the January 6th rioters “provoked by the president and other powerful people” and that “they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”

McConnell later told reporters that he wouldn’t make up his mind until both sides presented their cases. “I think that’s what we ought to do,” he said at the time. “That’s what I said before it started. That’s still my view.”

According to a Politico report on Saturday morning, however, McConnell told GOP leaders in a letter that he will “vote to acquit Donald Trump in the former president’s impeachment trial, according to sources familiar with the communication.”

McConnell’s definitive vote in support of acquittal all but ensures that Trump will be ultimately cleared of the charges.

Panic mode

Despite the confidence that the Senate will ultimately vote to acquit Trump, hopes of a speedy and efficient trial ending in conviction are fading as Democrats scramble to shore up their failing case.

The Senate voted 55-45 on Saturday to call impeachment witnesses, a last-minute decision that will extend the trial for weeks and potentially play into Republicans’ hands, Fox News reported.

Trump Lawyer Michael van der Veen declared that if witnesses are called, he will call Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for in-person depositions.

The process could drag the trial out weeks longer than anticipated, which could backfire on Democrats hoping to convict Trump and move on to implementing Joe Biden’s agenda.

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  1. Great news – if we can drag this out until the 2022 election there won’t be a democrat elected or re-elected. America will have a chance.

      1. Inspect them before we burn them!!!

        Please watch at least the last 35 minutes of Mike lindells documentary on
        Election FRAUD. It will blow your mind.! Watch and tell your friends send it to them before its censored.!

        1. Ranking Republican Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky has always been a political politician. That statement in my personal opinion is translated in layman terms as he is two-faced as a politician. Senator McConnell probably realizes at this time that in the Commonwealth of Kentucky he will never again be able to run for as much as a dog catcher . If he does not agree with President Trump, like him him or find it hard to even privately tolerate him, as the duly elected President of the United States of America by the citizens of this Nation, President Trump’s position as President should be respected by theSenator although the man himself may not be privately. Now, even more-so in light of President Trump’s recent impeachment trail acquittal Senator McConnell should at the very least publicly honor and respect the office and the position of our Presidency without eluding to his personal opinions publicly.
          The above Statements are my personal opinion. No, I’m not a registered registered Republican. I’m a registered Democrat that believes in and God, entegrity our forefathers our Constitution, and òur UNITED States of America
          Out of curiosity I wonder how many of our ranking elected officials can recite the Star Spangled Banner and/or the Pledge of Allegiance in its entirety. PLEASE check out The American Trinity: The Three Values That Make America Great by Dennis Prager. It will open a lot of people’s eyes

    1. That is a great HOPE!
      Wasted money, wasted time……but if this would destroy the democratic radical agenda then lets make it happen!

  2. I wish McConnell would quit riding the fence. Either stand behind Trump or
    throw him under the bus. Either way,
    I will never support Mitch McConnell
    ever again. We all know Trump is not guilty of insurrection at the Capitol.

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  4. So 100 to 150 witnesses x 4 hours of Deposition / Questioning allotted 2hrs per side = 600hrs or 150 days @ 4 hrs per day. Plus any legal battles and or resistance of the subpoenas’ by the identified parties. Ought to take at least another year!

    1. If the questioning goes on for more than 2 hours, there will have be a recess, so Nancy can re-booze up and Kamala can give her knees a rest.

  5. Incompetence abounds in our government as We the People are dying in the trenches from COVID19 and economic disaster. This was a weak attempt to impeach President Trump, after 4 years of the same song, Democrats need to sing a new tune. And then, of course, there is the hypocrisy on the part of the Democrats and far left Liberals who are now running what is left of our country, after ignoring BLM and ANTIFA looting, rioting, burning our cities and businesses down all summer. Law enforcement was ordered to stand down and many were injured and some were murdered in cold blood. Now Democrats have the nerve to cry righteous indignation, and actually feign shock, awe, and tears in their fear of what took place at the Capitol. Ridiculous. Now they have opened yet another Pandora’s box, which is going to come back to haunt them in 2022, if not sooner. What a charade!

  6. KEEP UP THE INCOMPETENT WORK THAT HAS BEEN YOUR NORMAL FOR THE LAST 47 YEARS WITH JOE AND NANCY AS SPEAKER HAS BEEN PREVALENT IN FINDING WAYS OF NOT DOING HER JOB BUT TRYING TO HELP obummer and little joe DESTROY OUR BELOVED COUNTRY THAT OUR PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP HAD JUST BUILT BACK TO A GREAT AMERICA WITH A GREAT FUTURE FOR ALL!!!!! STOP HELPING THE SWAMP DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, VOTE AGAINST ALL DEMOCRATS UNLESS THEY HAVE PROVEN THEIR WORTH IN HELPING OUR COUNTRY GROW!

    1. I agree wholeheartedly❗The dems have a whole different idea for OUR country. It’s not good, as we have always seen.

  7. IF , “If I only had a brain”!. So said the scarecrow in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”. One will never find a scintilla of greymatter in the craniums of Messr’s Biden, Harris, Pelosi , Schiff , McConnell , AOC , Ilhan , Tlab , Hinosos , Newsom , Cuomo [Andy and Chrissy] , Yellen , the entire DNC . This includes democrat mayors and judges , “LucasFilms , Hollywood , Gates , and those other rich fat cats who run Amazon etc.
    The hypocrisy is so blatantly obvious that it defies all logic and common sense. One may not even have an opinion without getting labeled and FIRED ! For what? Having a different opinion . Recently , a woman was fired because she wrote on her “Personal Blog” that it is OKAY to have a different opinion ! Georgie boy Lucas took umbrage and fired his “Star” , for daring to “THINK FOR THEMSELVES”. So children , if you haven’t figured it out yet , if you voted Biden , YOU VOTED communism . YOU deserve every tax hike , every loss of freedom , every bit of scrutiny , every bit of piled on regulations , rules , and laws that , that bi-pedal excrement can pile on you. I PREFER FREEDOM! The Bill of RIGHTS , THE Constitution , and all of the perks that go with being FREE !

  8. Why do they think the invasion of the capitol was any worse than the businesses, etc., that were damaged and destroyed by BLM and Antifa and others all last year? Few were arrested and Dems did not condemn those actions. The lives of the business owners were forever altered, some lost everything they had. The personal attacks were atrocious! Are the people in the capitol building more “valuable” than those who lost so much? Yet who protected them? There were policemen there but they were so outnumbered, they could not control the rioters from rendering all that destruction. How many were injured last year as a result of riots? How many were killed last year as a result of riots? I ask you again: were they not as important as those in the capitol? I think they were!

  9. These Democrats of today are about the worst which have ever been… besides the bastards who started AND kept the pressure of ANY minority persons lives. It is completely wrong and will blow up in their face. People ARE noticing the ignorance… regardless of the political affiliations, THE PEOPLE are taking note and if the DemZ think they are bringing “unity to America” are STUPIDLY walking a blind path and taking many of Americans with them. I will not be one nor will I agree to those terms.

  10. 1 We believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety of society.

    2 We believe that no government can exist in peace, except such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life.

  11. I WANT PRESIDENT TRUMPS TEAM OF LAWYERS TO CALL WITNESSES. THEY COULD COME UP WITH A LIST OF CONGRESS DEMOCRAT CRIMINALS THAT WOULD LINE ALL THE WAY AROUND THE CAPITAL. THEN SEND THEM TO PRISON! BY THE WAY, GO AFTER THE CHILDREN OF MANY OF THE ELECTED CROOKSTOO. WE MUST GET THEM OUT BEFORE THEY DESTROY OUR GREAT COUNTRY MORE THAN THEY ALREADY HAVE.

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