The scale of the mistake Democrats made on impeachment is beginning to dawn on them.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff allowed the radical Left to stampede over the serious objections they had that impeachment would benefit Donald Trump politically.
And now Democrats were left speechless when they found out the Republicans’ plans for impeachment.
Any chance that Republicans would let Democrats off the hook with a quick impeachment trial, or even an immediate motion to dismiss the partisan articles of impeachment the Democrats intend to pass, evaporated on Wednesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear the Senate will have trial and it should be expected to last five or six weeks.,
The Daily Caller reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the Senate cannot dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, meaning there will be a trial.
“I don’t think there’s any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we’ll have to have a trial. My own view is that we should give people the opportunity to put the case on,” McConnell told reporters after being asked about dismissing the articles of impeachment.
Senate Republicans do not appear to be concerned about House Democrats’ ongoing efforts to impeach Trump, with many saying even if the House were to move forward with impeachment, that there is no way the Senate would vote to impeach the president.
This decision throws the Democrat presidential primary into chaos.
Six Democrat Senators are running for President – including frontrunners Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – and the impeachment trial will sideline them from campaigning during January and early February.
That is a disaster because the Iowa caucuses are scheduled for February 3 and the New Hampshire primary for February 11.
That would take Warren and Sanders – as well as Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, Michael Bennett and Amy Klobuchar – off the campaign trail.
A Senate trial stretching into February would effectively end the candidacies of Booker, Bennett, Klobuchar, and Harris as they haven’t raised much money and are counting on in-person retail politics to deliver the strong showings in Iowa and/or New Hampshire their campaigns will need to survive.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.