Mitch McConnell is talking and that is bad news for Nancy Pelosi and the hapless Democrats.
They dream that the impeachment will bring down Trump and save them from losing in 2020.
Their buddies in the media gush over every perceived slight made toward Trump by any GOP Senator and use that as a crack in the armor so they can report Trump may go down in the Senate at GOP hands.
It was always a fanciful notion with little validity behind it. Why in the hell would the GOP dump Trump in an election year where half their jobs depend on supporting Trump?
Still, the myth persisted, but today the dream is officially dead. All that is left is to decide how long to hold a trial before the GOP finds Trump not guilty.
From Politico: “I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end,” McConnell told reporters. “If it were today I don’tthink there’s any question — it would not lead to a removal. So the question is how long does the Senate want to take?
How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire?”
The Kentucky Republican added that he has yet to speak with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on how the Senate would handle impeachment. But he said the two would likely start by looking at the agreement struck between former Senate leaders Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) during the Clinton impeachment trial.
McConnell wouldn’t comment Tuesday on Trump and Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s calls to identify the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, who expressed concern over Trump’s call pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals.
“I’m not going to comment sort of on a routine daily basis on all that’s breaking surrounding this story over in the House,” the GOP leader said. “At some point it looks to me like they’re going to send it over to the Senate. As you all know that means we have to take it up.”