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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:31 AM

McConnell unlikely to pursue dismissal vote on impeachment articles

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/mcconnell-unlikely-pursue-dismissal-vote-impeachment-articles-n1115056

There's little appetite from Republicans with tough re-election fights for a vote to dismiss the charges against Trump outright.

Jan. 14, 2020, 8:58 AM EST

By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Garrett Haake

WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump has tweeted that he would like to see the Senate dismiss the impeachment articles against him ahead of a trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is unlikely to hold a such a vote.

That’s because there is little appetite from Republican members facing difficult re-election races in 2020 to cast a vote that could be seen as overly protective of the president, GOP aides and senators say.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer would like to see “2020 Republican incumbents in tough voting situations. So I think recognizing that that's his goal, I think it won't surprise you that we're thinking about that too, and how to avoid that as much as possible,” Cornyn said.

McConnell announced last week that he has enough Republican votes to pass a resolution outlining the parameters of a trial that mirrors the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1999. While such as a resolution would mandate that opening statements and Senate questions come before a vote on whether to allow witnesses, the text of the resolution has not been released, in part, because McConnell has been surveying his members on the possibility of a motion to dismiss.

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I'd still watch that motherfucker like a hawk, though...

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Dennis Donovan Jan 14 OP
Mike 03 Jan 14 #1
Johnny2X2X Jan 14 #2
Iliyah Jan 14 #3
C_U_L8R Jan 14 #4
duforsure Jan 14 #5
gratuitous Jan 14 #6
maxsolomon Jan 14 #8
maxsolomon Jan 14 #7

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:37 AM

1. Other DUers have taught me to be skeptical, yet it

does seem like slowly, perhaps, McConnell's avenues to deception are being cut off.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:38 AM

2. Nancy knew this all along

She has played this very well.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:38 AM

3. Shame that is the only reason . . . .

but I'll take it. If they acquit, same situation will occur . . .

Vote them out, especially McTurtle and Graham.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:58 AM

4. McConnell: Hold my beer

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:44 AM

5. Moscow Mitch

Is being led into a trap, and will regret any actions he takes protecting trump. I believe Speaker Pelosi has a lot more on trump and him then they know, and is setting them both up to look really bad , and fail at protecting trump , then be forced to remove him. The you know what is about ready to hit the fan very soon. Moscow Mitch should be scared and not sleeping well at night worried about that too. Many other republicans will also be having sleepless nights worried about what'll happen to them too.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:51 AM

6. Just a few days ago, Moscow Mitch was saying quite the opposite

Not very good at counting votes, Mitch? Or just trying to gloss over your own shaky leadership and curry favor with Needy Amin? Will any reporters have the temerity to ask Mitch about this?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:59 PM

8. He was bluffing in his tortoise-like way

Senators are very good at this - lying while not appearing to say anything at all.

McConnell is NOT STUPID. Every word is calculated.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:55 PM

7. "Death needs time for what it kills to grow in."

-WS Burroughs

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