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calendar   Wednesday - January 22, 2020

Late Night Peach Mint

OMG, I tried watching that crap last night. Endless blather, with the Dems going on FOREVER, getting into hyper detail and lying like rugs when they’re were supposed to be explaining why they wanted to bring in a ton of new documents and witnesses, after the years of the Mueller investigation et al turned up nothing, and the months of the peach mint inquiry turned up nothing, and how their emergency rush to impeach President Trump on totally vacuous charges had to be done right this instant, but then set aside for several weeks so they could all go on vacation, and now Schiff, Schumer, and his hit squad of crazies want to change the rules in the Senate. My run-on sentence was nothing compared to their hours of obfuscations.

In the end, they got Mitch to bend a little, so they’ll get their witnesses but not at the start. Personally, I never would have allowed it. It’s not like they haven’t had years to research and gather everything under the sun. Run what you brung, or go home.

McConnell’s rules, which were eventually adopted in a 53-47 party-line vote at 1:40 a.m. ET Wednesday and largely mirror those from the Bill Clinton impeachment trial in 1999, permit new witnesses and documents to be considered only later on in the proceedings, after opening arguments are made.

Under McConnell’s final, adopted rules resolution, both the Democrats’ impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers will now have three session days, totaling 24 hours, allocated to present their case.

McConnell’s original resolution had allowed 24 hours of arguments over only two days.

The vote on the Bolton amendment, like the roll call on Schumer’s previous failed quixotic proposals on the day, was not a final determination on any witness or document request, because McConnell’s proposal would allow new evidence to be considered later on in the process.

At 1:30 a.m. ET, Schumer introduced his last amendment to McConnell’s rules-- and he unexpectedly put Roberts back in the spotlight. The proposal would have allowed Roberts to decide the appropriateness of witnesses, which Republicans nixed because the Constitution affords the Senate the “sole” power over impeachment trials.

That last amendment was tabled by a 53-47 party-line vote, just like ten of Schumer’s other proposals.

Which shows me that this avalanche of garbage is entirely partisan. Well, duh. We knew that 3 years ago when they started crying for impeachment almost the moment the votes were tallied.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/22/2020 at 08:33 AM   
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