No need for Senate impeachment trial, top Republican says
We have known for quite some time that any impeachment trial in the Senate would result in President Trump ultimately being acquitted. I’ve talked about the fact that this is being done to save Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, at least through the election, to avoid her being overthrown by radical leftists in her party.
More recently, it became obvious that Democrats were likely to lose some members of their own party. Several Senate Democrats are from red states and are likely to vote against removing Trump from office. But now the nightmare is getting even worse for Democrats.
Former Bush advisor Brad Blakeman confirmed to Fox News that Republicans don’t even need to have a trial in the Senate. In fact, they have three options that fall short of a full trial on the floor of the United States Senate.
“The first option would be, that after the charges are read in the Senate against the president, his side can make a motion to dismiss, which is a procedural vote that only requires a simple majority of 51 votes and there is no need for a trial because the charges don’t hold up to the constitutional standard,” said Blakeman.
Secondly, Blakeman explains, they could have a shorter trial. “They can have an abbreviated trial. When they’ve heard enough, they can vote or they can have a full trial with many witnesses and prolonged,” he said.
And finally, they could just delay a trial until after the election. Blakeman described this as a “nuclear option.” “They can delay the trial until November 4, the day after the election, and let the American people decide who our next president will be,” Blakeman confirmed.
Senate Republicans have a lot of options — all of which results in Trump continuing to be President. Pelosi, on the other hand, is quickly running out of options.
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