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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:27 PM

McConnell undecided on conviction

Source: NBC News

McConnell told his GOP colleagues in a note this afternoon he remains undecided on whether he’ll vote to convict Trump.

“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell wrote to his colleagues.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/live-blog/2021-01-13-trump-impeachment-25th-amendment-n1253971/ncrd1254155#liveBlogHeader

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Reply McConnell undecided on conviction (Original post)
sabra Jan 13 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #1
soothsayer Jan 13 #2
SheltieLover Jan 13 #10
soothsayer Jan 13 #11
SheltieLover Jan 13 #13
Traildogbob Jan 13 #28
MontanaMama Jan 13 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #7
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #4
benfranklin1776 Jan 13 #21
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #22
benfranklin1776 Jan 13 #23
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #24
benfranklin1776 Jan 13 #29
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #30
pwb Jan 13 #5
kimbutgar Jan 13 #6
reader1 Jan 13 #39
Warpy Jan 13 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #9
Stuart G Jan 13 #12
Raven123 Jan 13 #14
ffr Jan 13 #15
IronLionZion Jan 13 #16
BlueIdaho Jan 13 #17
patphil Jan 13 #18
onetexan Jan 13 #19
C Moon Jan 13 #20
rambler_american Jan 13 #25
Traildogbob Jan 13 #31
bucolic_frolic Jan 13 #26
Swamp Country Po Boy Jan 13 #27
Liberty Belle Jan 13 #32
DallasNE Jan 13 #33
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #34
AntiFascist Jan 13 #35
AKing Jan 13 #36
dlk Jan 13 #37
badboy67 Jan 13 #38
malthaussen Jan 13 #40

Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:28 PM

1. Wow. Symptomatic of slime searching for a spine at the last minute. . . . nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:31 PM

2. Who ever thought otherwise

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:37 PM

10. Can't quite tell which way wind is blowing

I wish his corporare sponsors would defund him.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:40 PM

11. Who is it? Turtle Wax?

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:47 PM

13. Yup

Spineless russian loving scum.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:19 PM

28. No way Putin will defund

He has gotten all he asked for, for his money, the best money Puty has ever spent. Well worth an Aluminum Plant in Kentucky. Soon, Aluminum Plants in all 50 states.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:31 PM

3. I have real reservations about the Dems sending

the articles to the Senate while Moscow Mitch is still the leader. He would probably love nothing better than to sit on them and do nothing. I see the wisdom in waiting until he's been demoted to minority leader.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:34 PM

7. Actually, ... he's done with tRump. Wants to neuter him with 2nd vote to bar from office


It will help mcCONnell eject tRump from Greed Over People. Turtle will lord it over what will become the Rotting Elephant Party. tRump will form the MAGA Q God Emperor of the US party.

Democrats will work with Lincoln Project style rational conservatives.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:31 PM

4. He is just play acting right now. He is trying to make this all to his advantage.

He is using an all over the map strategy.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:50 PM

21. Yes that's exactly what the Sultan of Smarm is doing.

Trying to have it every which way but the right way. Sorry Moscow Mitch the plain fact is by not agreeing to reconvene the Senate now as Senator Schumer has requested you are legally and morally responsible for whatever heinous acts the impeached traitor in chief commits while he is left to remain like a pile of festering dung beetle detritus in the people’s White House before the cleanup crew arrives January 20th.

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:54 PM

22. Mitch will do everything and anything to hold onto power.

I don't think it is going to work this time.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:07 PM

23. Yes as he has no soul and worships power above all else.

We must ensure he never attains it again and he exits as a disgraced dwindling neoconfederate minority leader 🤬

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:28 PM

24. I wish Lincoln Party would go after Mitch. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:20 PM

29. They should.

He next to Trump is most responsible for this existential crisis of our democracy.

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:21 PM

30. Yes exactly, he is also responsible for what is happening.

He has promoted and supported the base.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:31 PM

5. He doesn't know what to do. He is caught

like all the pukes. Squirm Puke.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:33 PM

6. There must be some good blackmail material on Mitch

Perhaps why he was discharged by the Navy after 9 months? And some deals he did making those millions he made while in the senate?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:34 PM

39. China family business.

Also, his wife family shipping business receives federal contracts to do business with China. Her father directly donates a million dollar to Mitch campaign.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/02/us/politics/elaine-chao-china.html

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:35 PM

8. He's not going to do his job, so it's irrelevant

The Senate won't reconvene until the 19th. You can bet the first order of business will not be the second impeachment.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:36 PM

9. mcCONnell toe in the water. Testing to see if there is a stampede he can lead from the rear. . . nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:46 PM

12. McConnell is lying again..He has decided. He will vote to impeach.

...He has seen a whole lot, and I believe the asshole has decided. He just doesn't want to tell us now. That
will happen if the Senate votes on impeachment. That is what I believe.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:02 PM

14. Ignore the BS. Watch the $$.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:03 PM

15. Impeach now. Send the articles over after noon on January 20th.

Take him out of the loop. Responsibility is not his thing.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:08 PM

16. Liar, Mitch is deliberately stalling as long as he can. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:08 PM

17. McConnell's vote goes to the highest bidder.

My guess is Koch Industries.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:11 PM

18. Those are keywords for, "There's no way Trump will be found guilty with me in charge".

He may delay a vote until after the inauguration and leave it to the Democrats, or actually torpedo the Senate impeachment trial.

McConnell is a real slime ball.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:13 PM

19. He's holding out so the crazies won't go after him. I'm betting he will given he's already leaked he

thinks it's the way to loosen the tight grip the Con has on the GOP and bar him from ever running again. Damn Idiot's foot is still on the elephant's neck.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:39 PM

20. As I said yesterday, he wants to squash this impeachment as his last big hurrah.

Don't trust that old lard ass turtle. He's Putin owned.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:42 PM

25. Cut off the flow of money and watch the turtle flip

McConnell realizing that corporate money is being withdrawn from Reps and Senators who continue to support the insurrectionist in chief now considering voting to convict. A case of doing the right thing for the wrong reason, but I'll take it.

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Response to rambler_american (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:22 PM

31. This just looks bad.

Poor turtle gonna puke.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:03 PM

26. Sure hope they didn't desecrate the flag while they trashed your workplace, Mitch

THAT would be really, really bad!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:09 PM

27. Unsurprising. . .

 

as McConnell has never had any conviction!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:50 PM

32. He wants Democrats to do the dirty work after they regain power.

He may vote to impeach, but he's too spineless to reconvene the Senate and stop Trump from doing more damage.

The impeachment and conviction, if it occurs, can then be characterizes as vindictive, not preventive.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:07 PM

33. McConnell, You Voted To Convict

President Clinton for lying about a consensual blowjob. And now you are unsure how to vote on incitement of insurrection? Quick, someone hand him a stained blue dress so he can see a path to convict. What else can be holding him up?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:15 PM

34. McTurtle- You know what happens when you're left on the fence?? Hot sun? Not good. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:22 PM

35. While Trump continues to sit in the White House contemplating pardons...

McTurtle needs to make a decision, and fast.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:26 PM

36. McConnell wants the Dems to do the dirty work. Uh Uh! Trump is the GOP's Frankenstein monster...

Let them be the ones to bury him.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:34 PM

37. McConnell's decision will likely depend upon how many corporations pull their donations

Ultimately, it’s all about the money

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:47 PM

38. So that's a "NO" in Thug language.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:06 PM

40. Seems to me conviction would suit his purposes right now.

If we view the impeachment as part of the power struggle between Mr McConnell and Mr Trump for the leadership of the GOP, having his opponent removed from office in disgrace would seem to be a clear victory for Mr McConnell.
The irony being that, if Donald Trump is impeached and convicted, it helps Mitch McConnell, which is a shame.

-- Mal

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