As the impeachment circus makes its way through the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made it plain to Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi that they are guests in his house.
Exercising his authority as Senate Majority Leader, McConnell took control of the impeachment hearings by adding a “kill switch” to the trial rules that essentially prevents Schiff, Nadler and their other Democrat colleagues from ramming through any unlawful persecution of the President.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed her fellow Democrat representatives to follow a script written by the radical group Lawfare. Those tactics included clandestine basement meetings from which both House Republicans and the President’ legal team were barred, refusal to call witnesses already quoted by Adam Schiff, delaying tactics, and failure to offer a single shred of evidence for what is contained in the articles of impeachment.
Senator Chuck Schumer was furious saying, “never in the history of our country has there been an impeachment trial in which the Senate was denied the ability to hear from witnesses …”
But McConnell held his ground, responding that the impeachment trials in the Senate will mirror what occurred with former President Bill Clinton in 1999.
Being unusually assertive McConnell said that “Trump derangement syndrome” has escalated into a partisan “fever,” adding that his counterparts were taking positions that directly contradicted their actions during the Clinton impeachment hearings. He quipped, “It appears that one symptom of Trump derangement syndrome is also a bad case of amnesia.
House Republicans, who were powerless to put a roadblock in the way of Democrats’ shenanigans due to being in the minority, have warned Senate Republicans to beware of Schiff’s gamesmanship, to not let him get the upper hand. A source close to House Republican leadership told Breitbart News:
It’s incumbent upon the Senate to preserve the right of the President’s legal team to ask for a verdict or move to dismiss this sham impeachment anytime they see fit during the Senate trial. Otherwise, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans risk allowing Adam Schiff and his conspiracy caucus to hijack and take control of the trial.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said that there are not enough votes to dismiss the House charges at the onset but Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), the freshman Senator who has emerged as one of President Trump’s most vocal allies, has drafted a measure included in the impeachment trial rules that allows Trump’s legal team to push for a summary judgment or dismissal if Democrats begin to follow the careless example of Schiff and company in the House.
McConnell though considered a Washington insider by most conservatives, has a history of outsmarting his fellow Democrats in the Senate. When they tried to torpedo confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, he managed to beat that.
A source close to the Senator told Breitbart, “Mitch is again proving his mettle when it comes to outmaneuvering leftist Democrats with this kill switch. If they even think about stepping out of line and being unfair in the slightest, it’s time to engage said kill switch and end this nonsense once and for all.”
Hopefully, the American people see through this sham investigation and tell their Senators, “Enough is enough.”