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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:09 PM

McConnell Won't Reconvene Senate for Impeachment Trial

Still a POS/no redeeming value.

https://politicalwire.com/2021/01/13/mcconnell-wont-reconvene-senate-for-impeachment-trial/


McConnell Won’t Reconvene Senate for Impeachment Trial
January 13, 2021 at 1:38 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 104 Comments


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) won’t reconvene the Senate early to accept an article of impeachment, ensuring a trial won’t take place until after President Trump leaves office, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Reply McConnell Won't Reconvene Senate for Impeachment Trial (Original post)
babylonsister Wednesday OP
RANDYWILDMAN Wednesday #1
maxsolomon Wednesday #23
still_one Wednesday #2
Clash City Rocker Wednesday #3
lame54 Wednesday #9
ADK Wednesday #11
helpisontheway Wednesday #17
dansolo Wednesday #20
Rstrstx Wednesday #31
Clash City Rocker Wednesday #13
dansolo Wednesday #21
Celerity Wednesday #22
leftstreet Wednesday #24
Volaris Wednesday #32
The Wielding Truth Wednesday #4
ananda Wednesday #5
maxsolomon Wednesday #27
StarfishSaver Wednesday #6
davsand Wednesday #7
lame54 Wednesday #10
still_one Wednesday #8
onetexan Wednesday #12
still_one Wednesday #18
onetexan Wednesday #28
Johonny Wednesday #25
still_one Wednesday #26
Johonny Wednesday #29
still_one Wednesday #30
Johnny2X2X Wednesday #14
Buckeyeblue Wednesday #15
Roland99 Wednesday #16
still_one Wednesday #19
gldstwmn Wednesday #33
Hav Wednesday #34
BSdetect Wednesday #35
spanone Wednesday #36
WyattKansas Wednesday #37

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:10 PM

1. perfect play Turtle

a traitor to the end.

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Response to RANDYWILDMAN (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:07 PM

23. Its a perfect play for him.

He is a cold-blooded, calculating reptile. The paramount outcome is the continued viability of the GOP.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:11 PM

2. yup, but he won't be the majority leader soon enough

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:11 PM

3. Which means it will happen with a Democratic Senate

They only need a simple majority vote to prevent Trump from running again.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:40 PM

9. Are you sure?...

Why not 2/3's?

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Response to lame54 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:45 PM

11. It is 2/3rd.

Article I, Section 3, in relevant part:

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

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Response to ADK (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:56 PM

17. It is a simple majority to keep him from running again. Media keeps repeating that. Nt

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Response to helpisontheway (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:01 PM

20. After conviction

Conviction requires 2/3 vote. The penalty of not being allowed to hold office would be an additional vote.

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Response to dansolo (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:37 PM

31. This

He has to be convicted first before any punishments can be meted out

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Response to lame54 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:51 PM

13. It takes 2/3 to remove from office, but only a simple majority to prevent him from running again

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:02 PM

21. False

2/3 vote for conviction, where the automatic penalty is removal. Any additional penalties would be a majority vote.

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Response to dansolo (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:07 PM

22. that is what that poster (correctly) said

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:12 PM

24. And no one will care

What a complete waste.

Once Trump's gone no one will give a shit about impeachment. The GOPers would just use it against the Democrats, painting them as vengeful blah, blah, blah

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:06 PM

32. McConnell wants him banned from running in 24 as much as any of us.

This way, he can have both.
The dem senate can be 'blamed' even tho mitch will ensure the votes are there to convict behind the scenes, and the dems plus one or 2 safe seat pubbies that just won their seats can vote for the ban.

Yertle gets to keep whatever party power he has left, set himself as party head cause trumps gone, and keep the donations coming in on the argument that 'we did our part'.

The Turtle is a clever bastard, a master at process stuff, and utterly ruthless when it comes to his own position and power.

And the only elected official that counts heads better, is Nancy.

My prediction is that even from the minority, Mitch will see trump convicted and banned, if not indicted and made penniless for what he has taken from Yertle.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:11 PM

4. He is NOT protecting us from Trump! We can only pray that we maker it though til Jan. 20!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:12 PM

5. So he was for it and now he's not.

Hmm.....

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Response to ananda (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:23 PM

27. He's still for it. Impeachment.

He may not be for conviction.

He IS for playing it to minimize the impact to the party's future - hence pushing the trial into the Biden era.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:13 PM

6. The backbone of a tower of Jell-O

He thinks Trump should be impeached, but won't do anything to make it stick.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:16 PM

7. By waiting he's still getting Pendejo45 out of office. He has no reason to rush.

Mitch waits and he's off the hook for any further violence--that will fall on Dems--and he's not gonna have to preside over it. He can still see a positive outcome while not wearing a target. I'd have been amazed had he called the Senate back.




Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:42 PM

10. Any violence in the next week will be on him...

By giving Trump a whole week to stir it up

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:19 PM

8. One good thing about this is it will give the time needed for law enforcement to expose who

who was involved, how extensive it was, and how diabolical and evil trump and his cult are when all the evidence is finally exposed

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:47 PM

12. BINGO!! And a Dem-contriled senate

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Response to onetexan (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:56 PM

18. and there is a good chance the more things are exposed this will impact the republicans in the

midterms, and it won't be in a good way


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Response to still_one (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:07 PM

28. Precisely. Will buy Dems time to collect more data as things develop after Biden's inaug.

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:14 PM

25. I don't think he had the votes to convene anyway

Per Senate rules

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Response to Johonny (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:15 PM

26. probably not yet, but as more thing come out.......

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Response to still_one (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:27 PM

29. I was thinking more

His claim he needs unanimous consent to bring the senate back. The argument is that the 2004 legislation means he doesn't. However, if he doesn't have unanimous consent he doesn't have party cover. Mitch doesn't do anything without his butt covered.

It's just easier to have the vote when Schumer takes over in that case. They're also more likely to have 67 votes after Trump leaves. You also wonder if Mitch thinks Pence would pardon Trump...

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Response to Johonny (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:29 PM

30. +++

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:54 PM

14. LOL, so he's not convening one at all, period

After Biden takes office, it will be Chuck Schumer's job to convene a Senate trial as majority leader.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:54 PM

15. Can you impeach post-presidency? Or convict I should say?

If he's no longer president and you convict...what is the remediation? You can't remove him from office. You prevent him from being eligible to run again? I say let him. And let the Republicans have to deal with it.

I'm more in favor of letting the DOJ and states AGs indict him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:55 PM

16. Can't Schumer pull some parliamentary measure and force a reconvening in 2 days?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:58 PM

19. He still needs McConnell to sign onto it I believe

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:13 PM

33. The check must have cleared.

Whatever happens now, if it all goes wrong will be on him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:17 PM

34. The positive aspect of that is

that there will be 2 more Dems in the Senate replacing 2 Repubs who would have never voted for conviction.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:22 PM

35. Could we just reconvene to embarrass him?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:24 PM

36. We'll have the trial under Senate Leader Chuck Schumer

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:05 PM

37. In spite of Moscow Mitch allegedly coming back to reality with Biden's win and Mitch being pissed...

At Fat Donnie. You all do realize that Mitch is manipulating the Democratic Party don't you?

Mitch has been playing the hero by saving the day in the media and letting out that he is pissed at tRUMP. But he is still really not helping the Democratic Party save the country from the lunatic that he and his Republicans have gotten ill-gotten gains from for the last 4 years and helping run out the clock on him being majority leader.

And next will come the punk move by Mitch to let the Democratic Senate Majority run the trial for getting rid of tRUMP forever, so the Republican Party can wash their hands of him forever... While letting the Democratic Party become the lightning rod for the Right Wing's Extremists to attack relentlessly for ridding the country of tRUMP. And Mitch's Republican Party can stoke the hatred and lies about the Dems being so unfair after he was gone. You know it is coming Democratic Party!

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