Democrats in Congress are racing to impeach President Trump before he leaves office.
The President thought he could count on the support of a united Republican Party.
And Donald Trump got some bad news about where Mitch McConnell stands on impeachment.
When Democrats moved to advance articles of impeachment against President Trump following the riot at the Capitol it was assumed that Mitch McConnell wanted to see impeachment die a slow death in the Senate.
McConnell circulating a memo explaining that an impeachment trial could not begin until after Joe Biden took office was seen as a warning shot to the Democrats that impeachment would ruin Biden’s first weeks in office.
But then the night before Democrats were set to vote on articles of impeachment, McConnell’s office leaked word to The New York Times that McConnell believed President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that McConnell supported the effort to impeach the President.
“Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country,” The New York Times exclusively reported.
President Trump also thought he could count on the support of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
But according to The New York Times, McCarthy is also wavering on opposing impeaching President Trump.
The New York Times also exclusively reported, “At the same time, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader and one of Mr. Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he should call on Mr. Trump to resign in the aftermath of the riot at the Capitol last week, according to three Republican officials briefed on the conversations.”
Establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell think they can just hit a rewind button and take the GOP back to the party of 2008 and 2012 when RINOs like John McCain and Mitt Romney called the shots.
Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, establishment-types Republicans, see President Trump weakened.
They think the riot at the Capitol combined with Republicans losing both Senate runoffs in Georgia leave President Trump in a weakened state.
And McConnell and his establishment allies want to kick President Trump and his voters out of the Republican Party because they never liked them in the first place.
This impeachment has nothing to do with “holding Donald Trump accountable.”
Democrats and establishment Republicans see their interests aligned in trying to punish Donald Trump and destroy his political standing.
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