McConnell won’t agree to reconvene Senate early for impeachment trial

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office told Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) staff on Wednesday that the GOP will not agree to reconvene the Senate before Jan. 19 to allow an impeachment trial while President Trump is still in office.

      A senior Senate Republican aide confirmed that McConnell’s office reached out to Schumer’s office to relay the message that Republicans will not agree to a Friday session to enable House Democrats to present an article of impeachment to the Senate while Trump is in office.

      McConnell said in a memo circulated to colleagues last week that the Senate will not be able to handle business on the floor until senators are scheduled to return to Washington on Jan. 19 unless all 100 senators agree to reconvene sooner.

      The memo stated that unless there is unanimous consent from senators, Trump’s impeachment trial would not be allowed to begin until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, at which time Joe Biden will have been sworn in as president.

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      salemcourt
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      that no one will question them again when they steal elections in the future.

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      House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said Sunday that the House could take up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump early this week but that it may delay sending them to the Senate until after President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/clyburn-says-trump-impeachment-trial-could-be-delayed-until-after-n1253660

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        I hate to say nice things about Clyburn, but he has at least taken the less bad position here. The Senate has far more urgent things to do once Biden is inaugurated, like getting us all 2 grand ASAP, to name just one.

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      .

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      More theater. They need to pretend that they oppose each

      other to keep up some suspense.

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      doh1304
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      If he waits until the senate is “controlled” by the Democrats it will look like the Democrats were solely responsible for Trump’s impeachment. Soon the details – the truth and the propaganda – will be forgotten and the Trump supporters will have another reason to do whatever they will do. McConnell is playing with fire, but so are the Democrats. There used to be a toy/game where children were given a “time bomb” without knowing how long before it went off and they kept passing it between themselves until it “blew up” in someone’s hands. Musical chairs with a toy to buy. The problem is that this is a real bomb, just no one knows how big.

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