In public, Republicans are standing firm and supporting Donald Trump, but one Democrat Senator says that is far from reality.
According to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), almost a dozen Republicans are upset with how Senator McConnell (R-KY) is coordinating with the White House and could defect when it comes time to vote.
What Blumenthal is Saying
We know there is at least one Republican that has spoken out about being “disturbed” with McConnell openly coordinating the Senate trial with the White House.
That is Senator Murkowski, but she has also railed against Democrats and how Pelosi handled the speed of the impeachment in the House.
There is, of course, also Senator Romney, who absolutely despises Donald Trump.
Even so, voting to remove Trump on such slim circumstances would be a rather risky move for Romney and he has yet to publicly address the issue, so we really don’t know where he stands.
Other than those two, most Republicans have actually encouraged an early vote to dismiss the charges outright.
That is all lip service according to Blumenthal, though, who claims almost a dozen Republicans have volunteered contrary information to him.
Blumenthal stated, “I’ve talked to anywhere from five to 10 of my colleagues who have very severe misgivings about the direction that Mitch McConnell is going in denying a full, fair proceeding with witnesses and documents.
“My hope is that they will say publicly what Sen. Murkowski did, and really hold Mitch McConnell accountable.”
When I read comments like “holding McConnell accountable,” I cannot help but shake my head in disbelief.
Virtually every Democrat getting their back up about McConnell and how he is handling this impeachment stood against Clinton being impeached long before the case ever got to the Senate.
In fact, Senator Chuck Schumer was running for his initial term in office during that time.
The most significant part of Schumer’s campaign platform was that he was running on NOT impeaching Clinton if he was elected.
So, here we have a senatorial candidate not privy to any information other than what is publicly available already saying he will vote against impeachment if he is elected to the Senate.
Yet, Dems continue to try to shame today’s Republicans for doing the same thing.
It is beyond hypocritical and continues to prove why we need to flush out the D.C. swamp in the next election.