House Democrats Nadler, Shiff and Pelosi have used the words to counter Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s rush to get the Trump impeachment obstruction and abuse of power trials over…
Could those words come back to haunt McConnell and other Republicans later?
E.J. Dionne: “The fear was that Trump would inevitably tout acquittal in the Senate as vindication. He’d say that impeachment was, to use a word invoked over and over by his hapless lawyer Pat Cipollone on the Senate floor (because he had little of substance to say), ‘ridiculous.’”
“But #MidnightMitch, as the Senate leader was labeled by his Twitter critics, rode to the rescue. By working with Trump to rig the trial by admitting as little evidence as possible, McConnell robbed the proceeding of any legitimacy as a fair adjudication of Trump’s behavior.”
“Instead of being able to claim that Trump was ‘cleared’ by a searching and serious process, Republican senators will now be on the defensive for their complicity in the Trump coverup.”