Now that the date for the sham trial of former president Donald J. Trump has been set, the only question remaining is whether seventeen Republican senators will join Democrats in the dishonest and disgusting spectacle.
Media pundits have been busy reading the tea leaves to get an idea of what’s going to go down in early February and there are reports of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell being lobbied by Beltway GOP big shots to whip enough Republican votes to convict Trump.
The same GOP establishment that was humiliated when the billionaire businessman and reality television host pulverized the massive field of candidates for the 2016 nomination badly wants Trump gone forever and that likely includes McConnell.
What isn’t really in doubt is how one Willard Mitt Romney is going to vote. On the Sunday morning “news” shows, Pierre Delecto signaled that he will again join Democrats when the day comes for a vote on Trump.
While not committing to convict, Romney insisted that the rushed process which some have likened to a kangaroo court was constitutional and that the ginned-up charge is a legitimate reason for impeachment.
GOP Sen. Mitt Romney says his impeachment vote will be "based upon the facts and the evidence as is presented."
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 24, 2021
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said on Sunday that former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is constitutional and that Trump’s alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot is an impeachable offense.
Romney’s comments come after several Senate Republicans have voiced support for a disputed legal argument that holding a Senate trial after a president has left office is unconstitutional.
“It’s pretty clear that the effort is constitutional,” Romney said during an interview on CNN. “I believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not, what is?”
After his appearance on CNN, Mitt dropped by Fox News Sunday where he chatted with Biden fanboy Chris Wallace and claimed that the only way to achieve national unity comes through lynching Trump.
The Utah senator also included another charge that could at least theoretically be used as a reason for a third impeachment, Trump’s phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state that was leaked to the Washington Post.
Chris Wallace: "Senator, it sure sounds like you're going to vote to convict."
Sen. Mitt Romney: "There's no question that the article of impeachment sent over by the House suggests impeachable conduct, but we have not yet heard either from the prosecution or from the defense." pic.twitter.com/Kq0NuAgy2s
— The Recount (@therecount) January 24, 2021
Via Fox News:
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, expressed support for the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, telling “Fox News Sunday” that a trial is needed to achieve “truth and justice.”
Romney, who voted to convict Trump at his first impeachment, cited Trump’s effort to convince Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the state’s election result, as well as his call for a march on the U.S. Capitol at a Jan. 6 rally immediately preceding the violent riot.
“Well, we’re certainly going to have a trial. I wish that weren’t necessary, but the president’s conduct with regards to the call to Secretary of State Raffensperger in Georgia as well as the incitation towards the insurrection that led to the attack on the Capitol call for a trial,” Romney said.
“And, you know, if we’re going to have unity in our country, I think it’s important to recognize the need for accountability, for truth and justice.”
The failed Republican presidential candidate who gagged away a winnable election against Barack Obama clearly has some deep-seated psychological issues with Trump, possibly stemming from jealousy.
Regardless of the rhetoric of Trump inciting violence, the real reason for the latest impeachment is to ensure that he doesn’t run again in 2024, this has been openly admitted by Democrats and implied by many Republicans.
Mitt’s all-in on eliminating the competition even if it destroys the GOP but hey, he has more in common with the Democrats and always has.