McConnell to Pelosi: Don’t Embarrass Yourself

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While Democrats are busy floating false advertisements claiming Mitch McConnell supports impeachment, the Senate Majority Leader is ready to get this show on the road.

Actually, McConnell egged on a game of chicken. Because he knows he can stay in the lane far longer than Pelosi can.

As Fox News elaborates:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the stage Thursday for a potentially bruising fight between the leadership of the two chambers over impeachment, as he tore into Nancy Pelosi for “shoddy work” and said Democrats may be “too afraid” to send the articles to the Senate after the House speaker abruptly held off on transmitting them.

“This particular House of Representatives has let its partisan rage at this particular president create a toxic new precedent that will echo well into the future,” McConnell said on the floor, accusing Democrats of giving in to “temptation” with their impeachment vote while challenging their handling of the articles in the aftermath.

“Looks like the prosecutors are getting cold feet,” the Senate GOP leader mused.

McConnell’s remarks came the morning after House Democrats voted to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in relation to his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

McConnell decried the effort, for which no Republicans voted, as “the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history.”

It taps into long-standing complaints by Republicans that the impeachment has trampled over minority rights in the House, and that Democrats were pursuing an outcome they have preordained before Trump was even sworn into office.

After McConnell spoke, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer shot back by dismissing the Republican claim that the impeachment was purely partisan as only Democrats voted for it.

“Forgive me, House Democrats cannot be held responsible for the cravenness of the House Republican Caucus and their blind fealty to the president,” he said.

Pelosi Running Scared?

Obviously, once an impeachment in the House occurs, the articles are sent to the Senate for a trial. However, Pelosi says she needs “certain assurances” about the Senate process. Are you kidding me? She was first elected to Congress in 1987. Thus, she’s been through impeachment before, or did she forget?

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In fact,

When then-President Bill Clinton was being impeached in 1998, [Pelosi] accused Republicans of impeaching with “vengeance” and being “paralyzed with hatred” of the Democratic president.

“Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance,” then-House Minority Leader Pelosi declared in December 1998.

She continued, “In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear – fairness, privacy, checks and balances – have been seriously violated, and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton. … Until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred, our country will suffer.”

But now, Pelosi claims to be unsure of the process?

More like, she’s scared to make her next move.

“We’ll make a decision… as we go along,” Pelosi told reporters Wednesday, adding that “we’ll see what the process will be on the Senate side.”

“We have acted,” Pelosi continued, repeatedly refusing to commit to sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. “Now, they’ll understand what their responsibilities are, and we’ll see what that is.”

Obviously, Pelosi s bracing for the biggest loss of her career. Never have Democrats so brazenly handed over an election to Republicans. This one will certainly go down in history for a host of reasons.

The main reason is the simple fact that no Democrat could stop the Trump train. Hillary couldn’t stop Trump. James Clapper couldn’t stop Trump. John Brennan, James Comey, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page couldn’t stop Trump.

Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti failed to stop Trump. Then, Karen McDougal couldn’t derail Trump. The squad tried their best, but they, too, failed. Even the well-known Democrat fixer, Robert Mueller couldn’t stop Trump. Yet, Democrats act surprised that Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff can’t get the job done.

What Will the Senate Do?

Pelosi is busy trying to buy a little time to formulate a new game plan. Because when this hits the Senate, it will all fall apart.

Especially considering the many cards McConnell can and will play, such as calling the Bidens to testify about the Ukraine. Or asking Adam Schiff to go on record regarding his dealings with the whistle blower.

Like McConnell said, “House Democrats may be too afraid … to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate.”

Further, McConnell suggests it’s downright comical to witness this nonsense. Clearly, the same Democrats who insisted this impeachment carried the utmost urgency are now twiddling their thumbs.

Fox Continues:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was even more fiery, alleging on Twitter, “If House Dems refuse to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial it would be a breathtaking violation of the Constitution, an act of political cowardice, and fundamentally unfair to President @realdonaldTrump.”

Yet, as Pelosi voices concern about a fair trial, McConnell made clear that he wants the Senate to acquit, as a statement against the impeachment articles he decries as constitutionally ungrounded.

“If the Senate blesses this historically low bar, we will invite the impeachment of every future president,” he said Thursday.

Next Step

Next, McConnell should meet with Chuck Schumer. However, if Pelosi doesn’t transmit the articles to the Senate, the need to meet Schumer becomes a moot point.

Fox explains:

Schumer, in his remarks, asked whether McConnell would choose not to call any witnesses for the Senate trial, alluding to speculation that Senate Republicans may move to dismiss the case against Trump immediately.

“Will Leader McConnell, breaking precedent, strongarm his caucus into making this the first Senate impeachment trial of a president in history that heard no — no — witnesses?” Schumer said.

Trump, meanwhile, attacked the “do nothing Democrats” for wanting to “do nothing” with the impeachment articles.

“I got Impeached last night without one Republican vote being cast with the Do Nothing Dems on their continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history,” he tweeted. “Now the Do Nothing Party want to Do Nothing with the Articles & not deliver them to the Senate, but it’s Senate’s call!”

In his remarks, McConnell said that the Senate’s duty is to rise to the occasion on matters as grave as impeachment. And to give the nation some stability.

“The framers built the Senate to provide stability … to keep partisan passions from literally boiling over,” he said. “The Senate exists for moments like this.”