House Democrats voted to formally transmit the Articles of Impeachment to the US Senate Wednesday; ending weeks of speculation on whether Speaker Pelosi would ultimately transfer the documents.
“The resolution, which passed 228-193 largely along party lines, came nearly a month after lawmakers voted to impeach the president on two counts,” reports Fox News. “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had been holding on to the articles — charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — in a bid to extract favorable terms for the trial including a commitment on witnesses, but she ended her delay after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear he was not willing to negotiate.”
“When someone is impeached, they are always impeached,” Pelosi told reporters. “It cannot be erased.”
“We wouldn’t abuse our power just for the sheer sake of politics to say you’re impeached forever because I dislike you,” fired-back House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
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Source: Fox News
'FANTASYLAND': McConnell Says It’s ‘Inconceivable’ 67 Senators Will Vote to Remove Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw more cold-water on the Democrats’ impeachment frenzy Tuesday; saying “it’s inconceivable” that 67 Senators will vote to remove President Trump from office.
“It’s inconceivable to me that it would be 67 votes to remove the president from office,” McConnell told reporters during the third day of the public impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "It's inconceivable to me that it would be 67 votes to remove the president from office." pic.twitter.com/KeSKGWzhW7
— The Hill (@thehill) November 19, 2019
McConnell made similar comments last week.
“I can’t imagine a scenario under which President Trump would be removed from office with 67 votes in the Senate,” McConnell told USA Today.
“Nothing is happening because House Democrats seized with Trump derangement syndrome are consumed with this argument with the president,” he said.
McConnell made similar comments last week; telling reporters “I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end. If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question it would not lead to a removal.”
Meanwhile, House Democrats refuse to commit to a formal timeline of their investigation into the President’s dealings with Ukraine.
“I haven’t had a lot of time to pay attention to the president’s tweets and the legal implications of them. I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate and typical of the president,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“I have no idea,” she responded when asked if the process could drag-on into 2020.
AMERICA REACTS: Trump Campaign Raises $5 MILLION On Day of Pelosi’s Impeachment Vote
President Trump’s re-election campaign raked-in big bucks on the same day Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats impeached the Chief Executive; taking-in more than $5 million in campaign contributions.
“Incredible fundraising numbers! .@realDonaldTrump has raised over 5M dollars (still growing) today as Americans use their wallet to show support against @SpeakerPelosi’s impeachment hoax! Click the link below to help defend Trump!” posted Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.
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— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) December 19, 2019
“The Republican National Committee (RNC) also brought in record fundraising numbers, raising $20.6 million in the month of November, according to Federal Election Commission data obtained by Fox News,” reports the New York Post.
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Source: New York Post