Senate Republicans ‘might not vote as a bloc’ on impeachment, Wall Street Journal warns McConnell

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Might this be a subtle message to Moscow Mitch McConnell from the conservative Wall Street Journal: “GOP Senators’ Concerns Muddy Path to Dismiss Possible Impeachment Charges”?

“McConnell suggests chamber could dispense with articles quickly, but his party might not vote as a bloc,” the subhead reads. Well, yeah. McConnell is fundraising off the line that “the way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader.” But, the WSJ says, stopping it might not be so easy, “since more than a dozen Senate Republicans have been at least somewhat critical of Mr. Trump’s behavior concerning Ukraine.”

And among those Republicans are “senators who are politically vulnerable in this election cycle […] and a small band of lawmakers who feel the whistleblower complaint is concerning enough to warrant further review.” The WSJ reporters surveyed the Republican lawmakers “who had expressed discomfort with the contents of Mr. Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky” and all “aren’t yet willing to speculate on impeachment’s future.” In other words, Mitch, don’t make promises on behalf of your fellow Republicans who want to keep their jobs, too. You’re ultimately going to have to decide whether you protect them or Trump.

Meanwhile, McConnell’s potential Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, had a pretty darned solid fundraising quarter: $10.7 million. That’s $10.7 million worth of McConnell hate that’s got to be fazing him just a little bit.

 

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

I just can’t believe we as a nation can allow one dimwit to jam up decency and justice our government. No matter how many other dimwits he has backing him, someone should have the balls to step up and indict this turtle SOB for obstructing.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

I wonder about that very question ??..why?

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

Putin has compromising information on all of the major political figures. That’s what the KGB does. They also hacked the RNC server. I suspect there’s a lot of information they don’t want public.