Dec 24, 2019

Moscow Mitch's Open & Unashamed Hypocrisy On Impeachment

Related: Is Mitch McConnell A Russian Asset? In Any Case, "Moscow Mitch" Is A Well Deserved Nickname.

Sen. Mitch McConnell on impeachment: 1998 vs. 2019 - In a 1998 interview, now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was "shocked" by how partisan the impeachment process was, saying that congress had a constitutional duty. In 2019, McConnell is calling the impeachment inquiry into Pres. Trump a Democratic "obsession."

McConnell backs Trump. CNN's Erin Burnett isn't buying it - CNN's Erin Burnett highlights Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (D-NY) shift in opinion now that a Republican is at the center of an impeachment inquiry instead of former Democratic President Bill Clinton.

McConnell spurns Constitution with fealty to Trump on impeachment - Cass Sunstein, professor of Constitutional law at Harvard, talks with Rachel Maddow about the rules for conducting a presidential impeachment and how the Constitution views Mitch McConnell's stated intention to coordinate with the White House.

CNN: Mitch McConnell: 'I'm not an impartial juror' ahead of Senate impeachment trial
(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday bluntly acknowledged some of the political realities surrounding the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, notably saying, "I'm not impartial about this at all." "I'm not an impartial juror," he said flatly. "This is a political process. There is not anything judicial about it. Impeachment is a political decision." The frankness of his remarks infuriated Democrats and added to a tension-filled day in the Capitol where senators jockeyed for political leverage ahead of the House impeachment vote Wednesday so they can fulfill their constitutionally prescribed roles as jurors in a trial set to begin in January. McConnell also predicted the whole exercise will all be for naught because Trump will be acquitted by the GOP-led Senate: "We will have a largely partisan outcome," he said.

Ornstein: McConnell's admission is ‘a flat violation of the oath he will take as a juror’ - Mitch McConnell has announced he’s coordinating with the White House for Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Norm Ornstein tells Ari Melber that "to basically admit before you start the trial that it's rigged is just quite astonishing" and says he doubts many Republicans will be happy about that. Joyce Vance adds that McConnell's comments mean that the Senate trial is a "rigged jury" and Trump can never truly be exonerated.

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