There’s no shortage of reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has concluded that President Trump committed impeachable offenses and supports Democrats moving to initiate impeachment proceedings.
While the now-standard anonymous sources have said so, the one person who hasn’t spoken up is McConnell himself.
With Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., vowing to bring articles of impeachment to the House floor for consideration on Wednesday morning, the Senate leader is “furious” with Trump after last week’s protest at the U.S. Capitol that got out of hand and does not see this as a partisan exercise like the previous sham impeachment effort, Fox News reported.
McConnell is also said to be angry over the loss of both seats in last week’s Senate runoff elections in Georgia, costing him the majority in the upper chamber.
McConnell furious with president, thinks impeachment will help 'rid' GOP of him https://t.co/AH7fqS5pf0
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 12, 2021
House Democrats will charge Trump with violating his oath of office, saying that the president “engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States.”
The single article of impeachment refers to Trump saying at a rally before the Capitol was stormed: “If you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
McConnell reportedly told associates that impeachment will help rid the Republican Party of Trump and his movement, according to Fox News.
Axios took the matters a step further, reporting that there’s “a better than 50-50 chance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would vote to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial.”
Laura Ingraham said on her show Tuesday night that Fox News “has confirmed that while he’s not said whether he supports conviction in the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to stand in the way of this impeachment effort and is said to be done with Trump.”
She also shared a tweet quoting a GOP donor saying the party “will cease to exist” if McConnell goes along with impeachment:
This from a loyal Republican donor: “Laura, if McConnell goes along with Impeachment and they actually go through with the process the Republican Party will cease to exist! This is ludicrous.”
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 13, 2021
Host Sean Hannity said on his show, which airs before The Ingraham Angle, that he spoke with McConnell’s office about a New York Times story that the GOP leader was pleased about impeachment and sees it as a means to purge Trump from the party.
Hannity said, “They said no, there are no conclusions that have been made and there’s a lot of salacious nonsense in this.”
Meanwhile, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., chair of the House Republican Conference, gave Democrats a boost when the third-ranked House GOP leader announced that she will vote to impeach Trump.
The media was all but orgasmic in reporting on the development, but then, CNN has made anti-Trump Republicans a cottage industry.
!! Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach the president pic.twitter.com/pHajgV2dzB
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) January 12, 2021
“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney claimed in a release. “Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President.”
“There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she would conclude. “I will vote to impeach the President.”
Another GOP lawmaker, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, also announced that he will vote to impeach Trump — being rabidly anti-Trump, his declaration carried far less weight.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger announces he will vote for impeachment, joining Rep. Liz Cheney, House Republican Conference chair. https://t.co/yXjwGqiqAq
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 12, 2021
Suffice it to say, folks on the right are less than pleased with the reports of McConnell allegedly leaning toward impeachment.
Here’s a quick sampling of results to the story from Twitter:
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) January 13, 2021
Oh Mitch, Mitch, Mitch, the road your headed down isn’t one you want to be on. If you support impeachment I can promise this will be your last term in office. All the RNC $$ in the world won’t get you re-elected.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 12, 2021
— Kevin Shearer (Parler: @KShearer54) (@shearersclippin) January 13, 2021
These Republicans turning on Trump misunderstand the 80 million of us who support him. We will turn agains those who turn against him! Be prepared to be primaried
— craig matteson (@csmatteson) January 12, 2021
Do Republicans have a clue they’re being played like a fiddle by Democrats, who have to be laughing behind closed doors? The GOP is destroying any chance they have to take the House/Senate in 2022. Millions of Trump supporters won’t forget this when it’s time to vote in 20 months.
— Darias News (@CaesarDarias) January 13, 2021
GOP doing everything they can to alienate voters. It’s their speciality. The swamp is joining forces.
— Space_Cowboy (@Space_Cowboy369) January 12, 2021
The GOP loses either way. They failed to understand the voters who got Trump elected in 2016. And the old guard has failed in every other regard.
— LarkspurKAT (@hooliegirls) January 12, 2021
McConnell is “ridding” the GOP of much more than he realizes. Good luck with your political futures, you’re going to need all of it you can get.
— Alecia Roberts (@aleciaroberts) January 12, 2021
When world leader after world leader feel the banning of Trump on social media is unwarranted, you can be damn sure they don’t think Trump incited violence and needed to be censored to protect society!
— MichaelBradley (@symphonymtl) January 13, 2021
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