Rachel Maddow tore into Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday evening for making an attempt to have it each methods on impeachment by initially arguing that it was too quickly to start out a trial however now saying it’s too late.
“McConnell refused to recall the Senate so they may begin the Senate trial whereas Trump was nonetheless president,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “As soon as Trump was gone, McConnell voted with all these different Republicans to say this trial actually ought to have began whereas he was nonetheless president, and now it’s too late.”
Although McConnell initially needed to offer off the impression that he was happy with Trump’s impeachment and open to conviction, he’s actually no completely different from his Republican colleagues who wish to throw out the trial altogether.
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McConnell refused to recall the Senate so they may begin the Senate trial whereas Trump was nonetheless president. They didn’t begin to trial till after Trump was gone. And as soon as Trump was gone, McConnell voted with all these different Republican to say, this trial actually ought to have began whereas he was nonetheless president and now it’s too late. It’s like in case your health club trainer made you retain working laps even after the bell went off after which despatched you to the principal’s workplace since you have been late to the following class. ‘You have been the one who was making me run laps!’ ‘Go to the principal’s workplace, what did I let you know?’ The Democrats would have fortunately acceded to Trump being placed on trial whereas he was nonetheless president. It was Mitch McConnell who stopped them doing that, and now it’s Mitch McConnell saying, ‘Properly, it’s too late now.’ He can’t be tried whereas he’s president, nor can he be tried after he’s president. However Senator McConnell needs all people to know simply how a lot he needs Donald Trump to be held accountable for what he did.
McConnell is making an attempt to have it each methods
For 4 years, Mitch McConnell humored Donald Trump and refused to carry him accountable as he abused his workplace and trampled all around the U.S. Structure.
All McConnell cared about was ramming by way of judicial appointments and passing tax cuts for the rich.
Throughout Trump’s first Senate impeachment trial, McConnell didn’t even enable witnesses. He and practically each GOP senator voted to acquit the corrupt and harmful president.
Had McConnell and his Republican colleagues carried out their job throughout Trump’s first impeachment trial, the nation wouldn’t have needed to stay by way of the tragic occasions of Jan. 6.
Mitch McConnell is making an attempt to have it each methods on impeachment, however he’ll by no means be capable to escape his function in permitting Donald Trump to carry American democracy to its knees.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.