Yesterday, the Republican-controlled Senate voted against the motion to allow further witnesses in the impeachment trial.
This vote came 51-49 and now paves the way for an acquittal. Much to the chagrin of Democrats, the GOP did not allow themselves to be bullied into indefinitely dragging out this impeachment trial. No amount of character attacks, smears, or left-wing temper tantrums are going to derail Republicans from conducting a trial in the manner they deem as appropriate.
In the wake of the aforementioned vote, Republicans in the Senate informed that an acquittal vote will take place next week, as confirmed by Breitbart News. Monday and Tuesday will cover closing arguments and final open deliberations, while Wednesday the 5th marks the vote on both impeachment articles.
Given the GOP’s strong majority control, an acquittal of the president is all but guaranteed.
Republican Leaders on the Forthcoming Acquittal
In the wake of the vote against the motion for further witnesses, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shared a statement with the nation. In this statement, McConnell explained the position of Republicans in the Senate and the support for President Trump’s upcoming acquittal.
According to the Majority Leader, the Senate has collectively determined that “numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence” are all the proof they need. McConnell dismissed House Democrats’ interest in “reopening” investigations which they themselves have deemed as “beyond any doubt” and “overwhelming.”
When McConnell concluded his statement, he informed that the Senate is preparing to wrap up the impeachment trial “in the coming days.” Even prior to the inception of the trial in the upper chamber, the Senate Majority Leader made clear that this body would never vote to remove the president from office. Throughout impeachment proceedings, Democrats thoroughly failed to make their case and convince Republicans that Trump committed a single crime.
Where is President Trump in All This?
While Democrats melted down yesterday over the Senate’s vote against more witnesses and the inevitable acquittal of Trump, the president held a White House Summit on Human Trafficking. Joined by Ivanka Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and others, Trump addressed the horrors of human trafficking and discussed work that his administration is doing to combat it.
From appointing an official to focus solely on this matter, to shutting down human trafficking websites and expanding budgets in the fight against modern slavery, the president couldn’t be more focused or on the ball. Impeachment proceedings have not, at all, derailed Trump’s commitment to working on behalf of the American people.
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