In a new campaign video aimed at making sure his Kentucky supporters understand what’s at stake over the next year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid it all out on the table: The House Democrats may have their fun in the lower chamber; they may even bring articles of impeachment to a floor vote. But as long as he’s standing there in charge of the Senate majority, he said, that will be as far as it goes: A benign (if not entirely harmless) effort to remove the democratically-elected U.S. President on charges of “We hate him!”
“Nancy Pelosi is in the clutches of a left-wing mob,” McConnell warned in the video. “All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as Majority leader.”
If ever there was any lingering doubt as to whether or not McConnell and the Senate Republicans would stand behind President Donald Trump, this video should clear it up. If that’s not committing to an outcome, we don’t know what is. Mitch has spelled it out in painstaking clarity: Democrats can do whatever they want, but they will not remove this president from office. Not if he has anything to say about it.
So far, it seems that McConnell speaks for the vast majority of Republicans in the Senate. Yes, we’ve heard dissent from the likes of Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, but these two ijits find a microphone to condemn President Trump every time he coughs without covering his mouth. The real Republicans are still in line behind the president, and they seem to understand full well that this is just another front in the years-long war against Trump. Nothing has changed.
The Ukraine call, whatever you may think of it, is far, far from impeachable. This is just the next chapter in a book that has included: “Steve Bannon, White Supremacist,” “Egad, He’s Banning Muslims,” “Very Fine People,” “RUSSIA,” “The Firing of James Comey,” “The Sad Tale of Stormy Daniels,” “We Don’t Understand the Emoluments Clause,” “Brown Kids in Cages,” and many more.
Fact is, whether or not Pelosi has been captured by the left-wing mob or not, she appears to have come around to the idea that impeachment is now a politically-advantageous move, even if it is doomed to end in failure. That’s what this is about, and that’s ALL this is about: Winning the 2020 election. Smart Republicans know that. Indeed, even dumb Republicans know that.
Which makes you really wonder about what’s motivating people like Romney and Collins.