Tulsi Gabbard: Impeaching Trump can cause lasting damage to America


Republicans senators are growing optimistic they will be able to deliver a bipartisan acquittal of President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, The Hill reported.

Key to that defense right now is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who on December 19 told Fox News, "Everything I do during this [process], I'm coordinating with the White House counsel".

"It's unclear what Pelosi and McConnell may do in their game of constitutional chicken between now and when the House reconvenes in January, but one thing is clear: Trump was impeached", Turley wrote.

Ahead of the vote, Trump said fellow Republicans "should not show "weakness" and fall into [the Democrats'] trap", and slammed the House resolution as "a Democrat con game".

Although Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, has not yet transferred the formal articles of impeachment so the Senate can move forward with the case, McConnell has said that he does not plan to be impartial in a future trial.

Gabbard said, "Thinking about what's politically advantageous, whether for me or for my party, does not enter into my mind around these decisions that have really great outcome".

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He said the vehicle detonated after police at the checkpoint blocked it from proceeding into the city. Numerous dead were "students with ambition, and hardworking men and women", he wrote.

"I think we might have a couple", he said.

Trump is impeachable if what he has been accused of are proven true, "but if those dots aren't connected and there are other explanations that I think are consistent with innocence, I will go that way too", he added. He is accused of abusing the power of the presidency to benefit himself politically and then obstructing congressional efforts to investigate his actions. He has said he did nothing wrong. After nearly three years of floating allegations, they have finally let their hatred of Trump overcome their judgment and voted for a pair of impeachment articles that meet the smell test only for the most highly partisan Democrats. "Speaker Pelosi was very clear, very direct that her goal was to get this done before Christmas", she said, criticizing the House Speaker for rushing the process.

McConnell needs 51 votes to set the rules for the hearing.

There is little chance that Mr Trump will be convicted and removed from office through a trial in the Republican-led Senate, but the impeachment proceedings could resonate at the ballot box next November.

The Republican party now holds a majority presence in the Senate, with 53 seats to Democrats' 47.