Looks like Moscow Mitch has promised Trump impeachment is ‘dead on arrival in the Senate’

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According to Politico, Moscow Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump have become BFF phone buddies. “Though much of the pair’s contact is concealed even from aides, people familiar with the conversations say they speak all the time,” Politico reports, “and there’s been an uptick in recent weeks as the impeachment threat grows more serious.”

It also suggests they’ve made a deal. Trump will lay off of the members of the Republican conference who are critical of Trump (like no more calling Utah’s Mitt Romney a “pompous ass”) and McConnell will make sure that Trump is protected on impeachment. Georgia’s Sen. David Perdue gives the game away. “The president knows [impeachment] is dead on arrival in the Senate,” he said after watching the World Series with Trump and other Republicans.

So, in return, Trump is “largely laying off senators with difficult calculations to make in the coming months, declining to lobby the likes of GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Marco Rubio of Florida, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Johnny Isakson of Georgia,” some of whom are looking particularly vulnerable in 2020. In return, McConnell keeps them in control. Take, for example, the “pompous ass” Romney: “I didn’t notice the tweets,” he insists.

How long McConnell will be able to keep Trump contained is the big unknown. But what he can do is keep his conference under control, to keep the criticism to a minimum and to make sure that the only peep out of those senators’ mouths is their new favorite response on impeachment: “I am very likely to be a juror so to make a predetermined decision on whether or not to convict a president of the United States does not fulfill one’s constitutional responsibilities,” to quote Collins.

Trump has nothing to fear from impeachment as long as McConnell is leader. But McConnell’s leadership might just be in doubt once the nation hears the indictment of Trump and those Republican senators start looking out for number 1.

 

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DHG
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A stake needs to me driven through Moscow Mitches heart he is a blood sucking vampire. They are all going down.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Search for ditch mitch to help dump this traitor.

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

The stake should be driven through the court systems and the American people. To watch this POS tell the American upfront that he will stop the impeachment. It’
s bad enough the motherfuc*fer doesn’t allow bills to get voted on. No wonder Russia moved in on us. We sit on our asses and do nothing. Are we that stupid or cowardly. At least in the 60’s the hippies went to the street to fight BS like this. Damn it’s sickening.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

We can harness the power of instagram to topple the overlord can’t we?

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Harness the power of windmills and give him cancer.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

I may be wrong but if the house gets a certain amount of votes doesn’t the senate have to bring up the vote? Not sure

Independent
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Independent

I have read that is true. Good point

Neverevertrumper
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Neverevertrumper

The two of them are causing so much turmoil and anger people are really sick of them Who knows what could happen at any second

Joseph
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Joseph

So “ Putin’s Mitch” has already decided what he’s going to do before any of the testimony is public and the case has been heard?….I’m shocked.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Oh don’t go closing the door yet. Chief Roberts already told ole Moscow Mitch there will be no shenanigans. Now like you say Mitch wants to keep a lid on it. He’s under no delusion. This goes south and it’s out of his hands. He has nothing to do with the trial. And trump is having money problems anyway. So those senators better watch where they cash those hot checks. And them good ole boys might have problems back home if they vote wrong.