Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on the President’s overwhelming acquittal; saying the Democratic Party is behaving like “a bunch of children.”
“They look diminished, small, petty, and insignificant to me. Your thoughts?” asked Hannity.
“Right now, this is a political loser for them. They initiated it, they thought this was a great idea. For the short term, it’s been a colossal political mistake,” said McConnell. “The Speaker tearing up the President’s speech? How childish and petty is that? What kind of example does that set for the American people?” asked McConnell.
“We’re in Congress, sitting together, among ourselves. We ought to be able to disagree and not behave like a bunch of children,” he added. “You can best describe it as Trump Derangement Syndrome. Whatever he’s for, they have a negative response to it immediately.”
Watch McConnell on ‘Hannity’ above.
CRUZ MISSILE: Ted Cruz RIPS Dems’ Impeachment Argument, Says Schiff Simply ‘Banging the Table’
Texas Senator Ted Cruz ripped the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment charade at the US Capitol this week; saying Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler are simply “banging the table” because they don’t have facts.
“If you have the facts, you bang the facts. If you have the law, you bang the law. If you don’t have either, you bang the table. Today, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging,” Cruz told reporters.
The Senate officially approved Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s impeachment rules after more than 12 hours of debate late Tuesday night; setting the stage for the third trial of a sitting Commander-in-Chief in US history.
“A marathon, 12-hour first day in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump erupted into a shouting match well after midnight Wednesday morning, as Trump’s legal team unloaded on Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. — in an exchange that prompted a bleary-eyed Chief Justice John Roberts to sternly admonish both sides for misconduct in the chamber,” reports Fox News.
“McConnell’s rules, which were eventually adopted in a 53-47 party-line vote at 1:40 a.m. ET Wednesday and largely mirror those from the Bill Clinton impeachment trial in 1999, permit new witnesses and documents to be considered only later on in the proceedings, after opening arguments are made,” adds Fox.
The Democrat impeachment ‘Managers’ slammed the procedures as “embarrassing.”
“It’s embarrassing,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler said. “The president is on trial in the Senate, but the Senate is on trial in the eyes of the American people. Will you vote to allow all the relevant evidence to be presented here? Or will you betray your pledge to be an impartial juror? … Will you bring Ambassador Bolton here? Will you permit us to present you with the entire record of the president’s misconduct? Or will you instead choose to be complicit in the president’s coverup? So far I’m sad to say I see a lot of senators voting for a coverup, voting to deny witnesses, an absolutely indefensible vote, obviously a treacherous vote.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
CLIMATE CRAZY: Bernie Votes Against New Trade Deal, Says ‘Not a Single Damn Mention of Climate Change!’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vote against the new North American trade agreement on social media Friday; saying he opposed the new legislation because it failed to contain a “single damn mention of climate change.”
“250 pages. 37,500 words. Not a single damn mention of ‘climate change.’ Trump’s NAFTA is a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry. I voted NO because the future of our planet is more important than the short-term profits of Exxon Mobil and Chevron,” posted Sanders on social media.
Not a single damn mention of “climate change.”
Trump’s NAFTA is a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry.
I voted NO because the future of our planet is more important than the short-term profits of Exxon Mobil and Chevron. pic.twitter.com/YgSZcigjjX
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 17, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) January 17, 2020
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also cast his vote against the new North American trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada this week; rebuking the deal because it failed to address the issue of “climate change.”
“Despite the improvements Democrats secured to better protect workers: I am voting against USMCA. Because it doesn’t address climate change, the greatest threat facing our planet,” posted Schumer on social media.
Despite the improvements Democrats secured to better protect workers:
I am voting against USMCA.
Because it doesn't address climate change, the greatest threat facing our planet. pic.twitter.com/WxyRpcH2pZ
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 16, 2020
The United States Senate voted Thursday to approve the President’s revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico; clearing the path for a new North American international pact to replace NAFTA.
“The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to implement President Trump’s proposed update to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after a mad dash to clear the measure before impeachment proceedings paralyze the chamber,” reports The Hill. “Senators voted 89-10 to pass a bill ratifying Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), sending the measure to the president for his final sign-off. USMCA’s passage marks another milestone for Trump just one day after he cemented a preliminary trade deal with China.”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 16, 2020
“Today the Senate will send this landmark agreement to the president’s desk,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Quite a week of substantive accomplishments for the nation, for the president, and for international trade.”
Read the full report here.
Source: The Hill