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Friday Trump Acquittal Eyed After Lamar Alexander Says ‘No’ To Witnesses; Collins Roasted Over ‘Yes’ Vote

It looks like Hunter Biden can sleep well at night in his $12,000 per month Hollywood home after Politico reports that the GOP has enough Republican Senators to block witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Democrats needed at least four Republicans to defect – two of which they found in Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine (who was mercilessly flamed by conservatives over social media) – however an 11th hour ‘no’ decision by Lamar Alexander (R-TN) means that the decision would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts in the event of a tie. And Roberts may not even have to weigh in if the fourth potential GOP defector, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, votes ‘no’ as well.

In a Thursday night Twitter thread, Alexander says “There is no need for more evidence to prove that the president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter…” and that “the president withheld United States aid, at least in part, to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.”

Still, Alexander argues that while Trump acted inappropriately, “the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate.” He also reasons that “The framers believed that there should never, ever be a partisan impeachment. That is why the Constitution requires a 2/3 vote of the Senate for conviction. Yet not one House Republican voted for these articles.”

If this shallow, hurried and wholly partisan impeachment were to succeed, it would rip the country apart, pouring gasoline on the fire of cultural divisions that already exist,” Alexander continued. “It would create the weapon of perpetual impeachment to be used against future presidents whenever the House of Representatives is of a different political party.”

While the outcome will allow Republicans to put a bow on the affair, expect Democrats and their MSM amplifiers to cry foul  over the ‘rigged farce’ while parroting distributed talking points.

And while Democrats may fume over not being able to hear from John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney and other current and former White House employees regarding Trump’s conduct with Ukraine, Republicans hoping for a nervous Hunter Biden and a CIA operative ‘whistleblower’ to take the stand, will be equally disappointed.

Meanwhile, Susan Collins has taken a ration of flack over social media for essentially virtue signaling to the Democrats when she (likely) knew Alexander would be a ‘no’ – and the battle over Bolton and the Bidens was never going to happen.

Let’s see how Maine Republicans feel about Collins in November.


One Comment

  1. JOHN JOHN January 31, 2020

    We, the U.S. Tax Payer, need to demand to have all the Money from the last 3 years spent on trying to Impeach our president returned to us! …..Including all of the Senator’s Salary and Expenses, plus charge them for Work NOT performed as they took an Oath to do!….These Fool’s spend our Money like it was theirs! This Country has been held in Jeopardy for three years of Non Constitutional Work that they swore to do! Thank God that President Trump did the work for all of them..he should get their Pay checks! Never in our History has this Country been Looted and robbed by these Political Barron’s! This is not Hollywood, nor should it be allowed to continue to act like it. We need to clean out these Premadonnas and elect real American’s who still love and honor our great Country before it is completely ruined by these Bozo’s!

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