Stop Pretending Republicans Will Do The Right Thing On Impeachment

Stop Pretending Republicans Will Do The Right Thing On Impeachment


So there’s been lots of excitement this week
about the impeachment trial that’s right on the horizon. Democrats send in those articles of impeachment
over to the Senate, and of course Lev Parnas going out there in the media telling everybody
about all the things he knows, all the pictures he has, the phone calls he made, the text
messages he has, and everybody in the Trump administration who was involved in these crimes. So it’s pretty easy to get excited right now
and we should, we should be excited because these are huge developments and we pretty
much have a rock solid case to prove that the president and Rudy Giuliani, a Devin Nunez
and Mike Pompeo and William Barr were all engaged in a criminal conspiracy. And unfortunately that’s the end of that story
folks. We have to stop pretending and I still see
stories about this every day and it annoys me because it’s never going to happen. Let’s stop pretending that Republicans in
the Senate are going to end up doing the right thing with this impeachment trial. Let’s stop. Let’s just stop. They are not in a million years going to vote
to convict and remove Donald Trump from office even though a majority of people in this country
want that. I’m sure those poll numbers have climbed higher
in the last few days with all of this new evidence specifically from Parnas. But these Republicans in the Senate have made
their bed and Trump is right there in the center of it and they’re going to climb in
there with him. They will not do anything that is going to
harm this man. Earlier this week, Susan Collins from Maine,
right? One of the, one of the more moderate Republicans,
one of the ones who outlets like the Hill have been telling us for weeks. So maybe, maybe she won’t go with McConnell
on impeachment. Maybe she’ll go with the Democrats. Maybe she’ll do the de no, she’s not gonna
do any of it. Cause she told us flat out earlier this week,
if left Parnas is so important. Why didn’t the Democrats call him to testify
in their impeachment? Huh? Why didn’t they do that? If, if, if he was reliable, he’d be honest
with you. I agree with Susan Collins. I know people on Twitter were furious that
she said this, and it’s well because it was under court order. Now man, she’s right about that. I know you couldn’t get them to testify at
the time, so that’s why you hold off on impeachment. Maybe call some other people while you were
waiting for the courts to work this out. Collins isn’t wrong about that, but it also shows that she is absolutely not
under any circumstances going to buck the Republican party. Now you have Mitt Romney out there who says,
yeah, I’d like to hear from John Bolton and I may vote to call him as a witness. I don’t know. Mitt Romney tells us, but at the end of the
day, Mitt Romney is a coward. His niece is running the GOP. She is the chairwoman of the national Republican
party. He a sitting Senator is not going to buck
his party and his family and thereby embarrass the entire GOP folks. That ain’t gonna happen. I hate to say that. I hate to be the pessimist here. I hate to be Debbie downer, but it’s not going
to happen. Okay, so why bother? Well, you have to bother because this is important
information. The president clearly committed crimes, so
did Rudy, Giuliani and all of the other folks. That part is his name. We know that the evidence suggests it, but
the problem is all of this evidence may not make it over to the Senate. Trial left Parnas may not make it to the Senate
trial. They may not vote to call him as a witness. I’d be shocked if any Republican said, yeah,
bring him in. I don’t think it’ll happen. So all of this new evidence that he is just
now given the house because it was protected under a court order, it’s not going to go
to the Senate unless the Senate okays it and the Republicans control the Senate. Republicans control whether or not to say
yay or nay on that new evidence. The Democrats have no control over it because
they finish their impeachment without it. This isn’t just another knock at the Democrats. Trust me. I understand why they move forward with impeachment
knowing that the Senate is not going to convict because the public needed to know about this. So that excitement that we have right now,
even though I’ve just told you to, you know, tamper it down a bit. We should be excited. We should be energized and we should be talking
about all of this. But the reason is not because we can convince
Republicans to convict him. It’s to make sure the public doesn’t forget
about it before November. Cause if you don’t think that’s a very real
danger, you are kidding yourself folks. If the Senate trial concludes, even by the
end of February, I promise you by November, majority of voters will have already forgotten
most of the horrible stuff they will. They do. I’ve been doing this for over 15 years, folks. There’s only one constant in American politics
and that is the public always moves on.