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December 17, 2019

Mitch McConnell to Schumer: It's Not the Senate's Job to "Scramble" and "Search Desperately" to Make a Case That Adam Schiff Was Too "Slapdash" to Make Himself

I keep asking: If Schumer finds the House's case unpersuasive -- as he must, as he's saying it would be "unfair" to hold a trial based on so thin and empty a record -- why doesn't he just call up Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff and ask them to hold off on impeachment until they've called these "key witnesses"?

The answer is, of course, that they want the matter out of the House as soon as possible, so that red state Democrats voting for impeachment have enough time to go back home and lie to the people they supposedly represent. They think it's safer for the Senate to handle this, politically.

But that's not how the Constitution has set up impeachment, McConnnell chides Schumer, pointing out that Schumer misquotes the very Constitution he relies upon.


Schumer, you see, claimed that the Senate must investigate impeachment matters because the Constitution says The Senate shall have the sole power of impeachment.

But that's not what it says. It specifically says The House shall have the sole power of impeachment -- the House is supposed to develop and investigate the impeachment case, and the Senate is supposed to be the jury that tries that case.

But oh well.

What's one more lie or deliberate misleading of the Constitution?

"It is not the Senate's job to leap into the breach and search desperately for ways to get to guilty," McConnell, R-Ky., said. "The fact that my colleague is already desperate to sign up the Senate for new fact-finding … which House Democrats themselves were too impatient to see through, well, that suggests something to me. It suggests that even Democrats who do not like this president are beginning to realize how dramatically insufficient the House's rushed process has been."

He also shredded the entire impeachment process by House Democrats as a "slapdash work product" that was "dumped on us in the Senate" and that "has failed to come anywhere near the bar for impeaching a duly elected American president."

Some video of McConnell's statement below.



Mitch McConnell might also advise Schumer on prudent wilderness first aid procedures (content warning).

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