They will want to cross-examine.
It appears that the White House Counsel does not know the vote count, if the rest of the Republicans do know?
That is a little strange. One might think the White House Counsel would be informed if they have the votes to not call witnesses?
But Sekulow is talking about calling witnesses? That would be irrelevant if they knew there was a vote for no witnesses.
Both have decided that they work for the Executive, and not the people. They have shattered the wall of separation of powers.
AG Barr has become the lawyer for the President, rather than the lawyer for the people. This is a disgraceful position for him to take.
Likewise, Mitch McConnell, who should be assisting the House in their charges against the Executive, has decided to divorce himself from the principle of separation of powers, and to work for Donald J Trump instead.
Both men are doing a job they were not hired to do.
that he doesn't have the votes. When he has the votes, he acts. He doesn't worry about the consequences. He is a cold-blooded, power-driven politician.
With Murkowski voting NO on witnesses, it is possible that there is another vote we do not know about, that would have given 4 Republicans for witnesses? Murkowski "no vote" may have only taken it back down to three votes?
If it is postponed, Mitch does not have the 51 votes needed. That is the way I see it.
Although there were only two charges with the impeachment, how could anyone not judge those charges in the big picture? How could they forget everything Trump has done in the last three years?
Granted, some of it could be labeled "inappropriate" - like the juvenile name-calling that he likes to do. How he sometimes tweets racist crap and lies like a rug. Those are inappropriate.
But Alexander, and other Senators, should be able to distinguish "inappropriate" behavior from illegal or unconstitutional behavior. It is illegal and unconstitutional to solicit favors from foreign countries and to attempt to bribe them for your own personal political benefit. Even if it is a Democrat that is the victim.
It's sad and disappointing to see Lamar Alexander and others attempt to minimize this serious Constitutional violation with such language.
The GOP is a Party deciding and moving out of fear.
Many understand that Trump is a threat to their Party and the country.
At various times in the last three decades, we have seen coalitions like the Gang of Seven and Gang of Eight.
If we only had four Republican Senators, that were not afraid of Donald Trump, they could create a Gang of Four that would have more power than Trump and McConnell together. They could control the entire agenda.
If only they had a little courage and a little imagination.
What will history say about a Chief Justice that sat in on probably the most important impeachment in the history of our nation and said nothing?
What will history say about a Chief Justice that permitted a trial to end without witnesses or documents?
How can Roberts sit on the sideline and not involve the Judiciary is such an important case?
How Lisa Murkowski votes or if the Chief Justice permits witnesses in the trial? The die is set.
Donald Trump is going to be acquitted, no matter how this little chapter plays out.
Nobody really expected Democrats to get 67 votes to acquit. But they did want to get out the truth to the American people. They succeeded a great deal with their impeachment. But they needed John Bolton and Mulvaney and a few others, to get to the whole truth. Republicans prevented that from happening.
However, in the big picture, it doesn't matter what they do today.
What is important is the election in November and will the people demand that the Republicans pay a price for selling out our country?
He is emboldened already.
He will not be able to restrain his newly-gifted powers.
He will attempt to finish off the national intelligence network, including the FBI. He may fire Chris Wray?
He will continue to be the victim and attack everyone against him as a hoax and a witch hunt.
But, first of all, he will need to call Vladimir Putin and get his blessing.
Several times when Republicans were permitted to ask a question, Senator Cruz was the one assisting them with their questions.
One time specifically, Lamar Alexander asked a question, along with Senator Cruz and one other Senator. He was making the rounds, selling the defense of Donald Trump, and attempting to get the Senators to vote for no witnesses.
He was everywhere there was a controversial question to ask. He was Trump's assistant on the floor of the Senate.
Did anyone else notice the many times that Ted Cruz's name was associated with the questions?
From the moment he refused to show his tax returns, he has been pulling a "hoax" on the American people.
He was going to build a wall and the Mexicans were going to pay for it. It was a "hoax".
He was going to be the most transparent president ever. As of today, it is documented that he has told over 16,000 falsehoods or outright lies. It was a "hoax".
He fell in love with Kim Jung Un and was going to negotiate to remove the threat of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. It was all bullshit.
He was going to create the strongest economy in the world, with 6% growth. He was going to save the coal industry.
Even though he was left with a stable and growing economy, he shot it up with $2 trillion dollars in taxcuts. Most went to the corporations and the very wealthy. Many bought back their own stock and sent the stock market zooming. But there was a price to pay.
The deficits and spending were too much for our economy to handle. So there are going to be massive cuts in Medicaid and other programs for people. The poor will suffer the greatest. There is no free lunch. We will find that it was a "hoax".
Now, the Republicans have sold our country and our democracy down the river for a two-bit dictator wannabe. Character doesn't matter. The truth doesn't matter. The Constitution doesn't matter.
We are witnessing the biggest "hoax" in American history.
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