Senate majority leader “Moscow Mitch” McConnell has vowed to protect Russian asset Donald Trump from impeachment in the Senate by rigging the jury. The lawless Republican Party is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Vladimir Putin. God save the United States.
The Louisville Courier Journal reports that In campaign ad, Mitch McConnell says impeachment will fail ‘with me as majority leader’:
[Last] week, Senate Majority Leader “Moscow Mitch” McConnell said his chamber would have “no choice” but to hold a trial on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office if the House votes to impeach.
Kangaroo courts are sham legal proceedings which are set-up in order to give the impression of a fair legal process. In fact, they offer no impartial justice as the verdict, invariably to the detriment of the accused, is decided in advance.
[I]n a new campaign ad on Facebook, the Kentucky Republican makes clear that any impeachment attempt will fail as long as he remains in charge of the Senate.
“Nancy Pelosi’s in the clutches of a left wing mob. They finally convinced her to impeach the president,” McConnell says directly to the camera in a 17-second video. “All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority with me as majority leader.“
“Your conservative Senate Majority is the ONLY thing stopping Nancy Pelosi from impeaching President Trump. Donate & help us keep it!” one caption reads.
“But I need your help,” he adds, standing in front of a picture of an elephant. “Please contribute before the deadline.”
“Moscow Mitch” McConnell is vowing to protect Russian asset Donald Trump from impeachment in the Senate by rigging the jury (this would be a felony anywhere other than in the US Senate) with sycophant cult followers of the personality cult of Donald Trump. There is not a patriot among them.
McConnell is publicly declaring that the evidence presented at trial does not matter, the seriousness of actual crimes and impeachable constitutional offenses does not matter, and the national security of the United States does not matter. The outcome has already been decided in advance by lawless Republicans, namely him.
This is a form of Jury Nullification: a jury’s knowing and deliberate rejection of the evidence or refusal to apply the law … and is not a legally sanctioned function of the jury. It is considered to be inconsistent with the jury’s duty to return a verdict based solely on the law and the facts of the case.
I would be curious to know how Chief Justice John Roberts, who would preside over an impeachment trial in the Senate, feels about being part of the sham process “Moscow Mitch” McConnell has in mind. If Roberts is worried about his legacy, this will be it.
Never before in our history has a political party committed itself to such lawlessness in defiance of the rule of law and their oaths of office. Every Republican senator who votes to acquit Donald Trump out of party loyalty and GOP tribalism or sycophant cult worship in the personality cult of Donald Trump must be removed from office. They are unworthy and unfit for the high office of senator.