Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy was quite giddy this week now that the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are leaving the kangaroo court in the House and heading to the GOP-controlled Senate.
During an appearance Tuesday morning on Fox News, the former South Carolina lawmaker hilariously predicted the revealed the Senate impeachment trial won’t last longer than 6 weeks.
And if it does, Gowdy joked that it would be “cruel and unusual punishment.”
“Talk about cruel and unusual punishment for my fellow citizens. Make them watch this group quasi-litigate this case. That is torture,” Gowdy jokingly began.
“It’s not gonna last six weeks,” he added, laughing.
The Democratic-controlled House passed a resolution on Wednesday to officially transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.
Gowdy relayed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to begin the trial as soon as next Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Gowdy said he thought the Senate simply voting to acquit Trump wouldn’t be smart.
Instead, he agued, Republicans should give the president a fair opportunity to defend himself and make it clear to the American people that he did not do anything wrong and that Democrats are only playing politics.
“I don’t support the motion to dismiss because people don’t like things being summarily dismissed,” Gowdy said. “Let the House present its case … they’re the ones that want to remove a duly elected president. They have the burden of persuasion. Let them go, then you can entertain a motion to dismiss … at the end.”
At this point, almost everything has come to fruition. We know how this is going to play out.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber. To impeach and remove him from office, Democrats need 67 total votes.
That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of convicting Trump and having him removed from office.
That is never going to happen.
Beyond that, it appears the Democrats latest stunt will soon be over and Trump will be fully acquitted.