By Townhall. I want this impeachment theater to end. I want to shove it down the Democrats’ throats. I want to win. I want the Republican Senate to gut this whole charade. That will happen. There is no way the GOP Senate removes Trump from office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he has the votes to block anything Democrats propose for the trial when it begins. Yet, the president wants an outright dismissal. On that, there may be a problem in our backyard (via The Hill):
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters on Monday that the Senate Republican caucus doesn’t have the votes to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, who endorsed an “outright dismissal” over the weekend.
“I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss. … Certainly there aren’t 51 votes for a motion to dismiss,” Blunt, the No. 4 Senate Republican, told reporters after a closed-door leadership meeting.
Republicans have warned for months that they will not dismiss the two articles of impeachment against Trump, predicting a trial will end with votes on either acquitting or convicting him.
But Trump revived talk of trying to dismiss the articles over the weekend, saying the Senate was “giving credence” to the allegations against him by having a trial.
(Read more from “GOP Senator to Trump: There’s a Problem With Your Outright Dismissal Approach on Impeachment” HERE)
Here Are the Lawyers Who Will Defend President Trump Against Impeachment
By NPR. President Trump is finalizing his defense team for his Senate impeachment trial as the process draws nearer.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway outlined the leadership of the team on Friday while also teasing that more changes could come.
“We’re ready for it,” Conway said. “We have a defense team in place. And our defense team will go on offense also.”
Both White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow, a private attorney who represented Trump in the Russia investigation, are expected to make arguments before the Senate. Others will likely rotate in and out. (Read more from “Here Are the Lawyers Who Will Defend President Trump Against Impeachment” HERE)