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Politicalgolfer

(317 posts)
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 05:33 PM Jan 2021

Nicole Wallace.....McConnell wants to put off impeachment trial?

She got a message while on air that McConnell wants to put off the trial to a later date..... Why the hell does he have any say on this? Isn't that now up to Schumer???😠

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leftieNanner

(14,948 posts)
2. Chuck is trying to play nice
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 05:36 PM
Jan 2021

And Mitch is pushing every limit, as he always has.

But Mitch has no choice in the matter. By law, the Senate has to begin the trial when Madam Speaker sends the Articles of Impeachment over.

PufPuf23

(8,579 posts)
17. McConnell appears to be playing nice as well but the conciliatory tone is fake.
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 07:23 PM
Jan 2021

McConnell should not be trusted but rather played like a fish.

servermsh

(913 posts)
3. Keep in mind that Pelosi hasn't even sent it to the Senate yet
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 05:37 PM
Jan 2021

So no big deal at the moment. What I want is for Dems to send the impeachment to a committee so they can do an investigation while the main Senate does its business.

yellowcanine

(35,687 posts)
10. Trial would start right away before the full Senate.
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 05:55 PM
Jan 2021

Committees can be involved in impeachment in the House but there is no provision for that in the Senate.

Chainfire

(17,148 posts)
6. He wants to put it off until he can come back and say, "Oh it has been too long."
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 05:40 PM
Jan 2021

I would tell Mc, either we get this done here and very soon, or we are just going to have the AG look at Trump and all of his support systems within the House and Senate, and get a real trial going. We have two years of power, it is time for us to be the ones pushing the Republicans around for a change. Sooner or later they will one something for their big donors and we may have to tell them, "Oh, I think we need to put that off for a while." Power is not worth a damn if it is not used.

If we force a quick trial, the Republicans will be forced to make a stand, either supporting sedition or voting to convict. If they want to acquit Trump, so be it, but make them vote while the memories of 1/6 are fresh.

Phoenix61

(16,883 posts)
8. Like we can what he thinks anymore.
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 05:42 PM
Jan 2021

I get the feeling he is hell bent to piss Schumer off. Probably not a wise move.

Jarqui

(10,059 posts)
11. The more they learn, the more they can establish
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 06:12 PM
Jan 2021

connections to Trump.

I'm not sure this is such a bad thing.

It keeps the media focus and congress focus on what Biden is doing - which I think is good for Biden.

Mr. Ected

(9,670 posts)
15. Well, Nancy kind of holds the cards in that regard
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 07:01 PM
Jan 2021

And then Chuck.

But good to get Mitch's take on it as well.

We'll get back to you, Mitch.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
18. You already put it off, Mitch
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 07:28 PM
Jan 2021

You had a week to start the impeachment trial, but no, you couldn't be bothered to decide whether the President of the United States was guilty of incitement to insurrection. Just like back in February, you couldn't be bothered to listen to any witnesses or consider any evidence when Trump was impeached the first time.

What's your incentive for the Democrats to listen to you and do what you want? You have an unbroken record of fecklessness in the Senate, and nobody with two working brain cells should trust you.

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