The Grand Old Party (GOP) has not been so grand recently. Instead, its Senators and Representatives have fallen in lockstep with Donald Trump. The Republicans decree the talking points, and all down the line the minions repeat it over and over. Now this.
Beginning in mid-December, one Republican talking point was “Fraudulent Articles of Impeachment.” As soon as POTUS woke and stareds his open-Twitter diary, he tweeted:
‘Pelosi doesn’t want to hand over The Articles of Impeachment, which were fraudulently produced by corrupt politicians like Shifty Schiff in the first place, because after all of these years of investigations and persecution, they show no crimes and are a joke and a scam!’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-NY) has defeated one of the laws of gravity: blatantly declaring he did not want a fair and thorough impeachment trial with witnesses and evidence.
Then, he exclaimed before all the news cameras, according to The POLITICO magazine:
‘[T]here will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure” in the impeachment trial.’
Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) were just trying to keep away from a trial:
‘[One that] “will EXPOSE Schiff’s illegal COORDINATION with the Whistleblower.’
The Democrats have explained that she withholds the impeachment articles to try to pressure McConnell to include those witnesses and documents.
It appeared that McConnell would not budge. He said he was working in coordination with the president to handle the trial. Then, the majority leader noted that he wanted a trial like President Clinton’s trial — a fair trial. Of course, that was just word-weaseling.
Twitter world went nuts. Check out what Americans thought in these responses:
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