According to a new report from CNN, Republicans are confronting Senate Leader Mitch McConnell behind the scenes and urging him to impeach Donald Trump.
“Mitch said to me he wants Trump gone,” said one Republican congress member to CNN. “It is in his political interest to have him gone. It is in the GOP interest to have him gone. The question is, do we get there?”
On Friday, Senate Leader Chuck Schumer announced that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would be going forward with impeaching Trump.
“I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered to the Senate on Monday,” Schumer said.
On Tuesday, Schumer revealed his plan to make sure President Donald Trump never runs for president again despite receiving 75 million votes in the 2020 election.
During a speech on Tuesday, Schumer made it completely clear that he would be pushing to charge President Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors” so he would be barred from ever “running again.”
“Healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability …” Schumer said. “So let me be clear, there will be an impeachment trial in the United States Senate. There will be a vote on convicting the President of high crimes and misdemeanors. And if the President is convicted, there will be a vote on barring him from running again,” Schumer said.
While Schumer is completely clear with his intentions, Republicans including McConnell also appear to support the idea from barring President Trump from ever running again.
Mark Halperin on Newsmax reported: “Mitch McConnell and establishment Republicans reportedly don’t want to see Trump on the ballot in 2024. McConnell’s latest move in the senate may be about not only to convict the president but to pass with the majority something that would bar him from holding office again.”
McConnell is beginning to be more vocal about his hatred for President Trump considering he too slammed the President during his own speech on Tuesday.
“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop congress from doing our duty. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people,” McConnell said. “And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”
“But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation, not even for one night. We certified the people’s choice for their 46th president,” McConnell added.
McConnell’s attack on the President is completely unwarranted considering President Trump specifically told his supporters to march over to the Capitol building “peacefully and patriotically.”
“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol — and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them,” President Trump said to the crowd. “Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.”
“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated. Lawfully slated,” he added.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” Trump said. “Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections.”
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