Senate GOP Checkmates Dems, Votes "No" on Further Witnesses

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Human Trafficking in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

The United States Senate has always been forthcoming about the inevitable outcome of a Trump impeachment trial.

From day one, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained that there was no scenario in which the Republican-controlled body would vote to remove Trump from office. Nevertheless, House Democrats still chose to force their sham through the lower chambers and they’re now upset because GOP senators aren’t kowtowing to their wishes.

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President Trump at the White House Summi” (Public Domain) by The White House

On Friday, the Senate collectively voted against allowing additional witnesses and testimonies, as documented by Breitbart News. This vote prompted the outrage of Congressional Democrats; rather than consider the reason behind this vote, Democrats immediately went to offense-mode, attacking the character of GOP senators.

Still, regardless of how much the left kicks and screams, yesterday’s vote was quite clear. The Senate’s decision against additional witnesses moreover clears the path for an acquittal of the president, something which will presumably take place as early as next week.

Why the Senate Voted Against the Motion for More Witnesses

Democrats’ interest in bringing forth additional witnesses was grounded in the desire to prolong the trial.

That’s ultimately what this all boiled down to and Senate Republicans managed to see through the charade. Democrats in Congress consistently claimed to have an airtight case against the president; if this were really accurate, then they wouldn’t have needed any further witnesses. Nadler’s assertion that additional witnesses will further solidify an already proven case simply didn’t hold water.

Calls for more witnesses largely came about after leaked book manuscripts from former National Security Adviser John Bolton. In his book, Bolton, without proof, accuses the president of mentioning the possible denial of aid to Ukraine as a likely outcome if their government failed to investigate the Bidens. Not only did this excerpt from the book manuscript come without proof, but it also comes contrary to assertions from Zelensky himself.

As much as it kills House Democrats, they do not have power over how the Senate holds their trial. They can throw as many temper tantrums as they want, but it doesn’t change reality. GOP senators are well within their rights to determine that they’ve heard enough and are ready to make their final decision.

Reaction from the Democrats

Since the Democrat Party didn’t get their way in the Senate, they’ve already started throwing temper tantrums. This includes not only disparaging the character of Republicans but also calling the validity of the Senate trial into question. The fact of the matter is that Democrats’ disapproval of the Senate trial does not invalidate the trial altogether.

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President Trump at the White House Summi” (Public Domain) by The White House

The left knew how this would end; yet they fooled themselves into thinking that a weak, thin, and unwarranted impeachment would end Trump’s presidency. It didn’t work out too well for them; although, Democrats have all but guaranteed the loss of their House majority come November.

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