Never mind the damning and damaging last week Donald Trump had during the first public round of impeachment hearings: Soon-to-be juror Moscow Mitch McConnell is guaranteeing an acquittal.
“I can’t imagine a scenario under which President Trump would be removed from office with 67 votes in the Senate,” he said Monday, doubling down on his statement from two weeks ago, when he said, “I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end: If it were today I don’t think there’s any question it would not lead to a removal.” Now he’s even more sure—he can’t imagine anything that Trump could have done that will lead Senate Republicans to convict him and remove him from office.
Not a single scenario. Maybe he’s a Russian asset? Well, Moscow Mitch knows how handy being in Putin’s pocket can be around election time. Trump endangers national security in every conceivable way with his huge, loudmouth on unsecured phone lines? Well, it cuts out the middle man, makes it easier for Putin to know what’s going on.
Trump shoots someone on Fifth Avenue? Fine by Mitch.