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McConnell says he doesn't have votes
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Posted By: earlybird, 1/28/2020 7:20:27 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he does not have the votes to stop witnesses from appearing in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. The Kentucky Senator reportedly made the remarks in a private Republican meeting. Several senators also expressed willingness to move on from the Senate trial to a final vote. NEWS -- McConnell told his members that he did not yet have enough votes to be able to kill the witness vote, expected Friday, according to people familiar. Yet several 2020ers spoke, saying they're ready to move on to final vote, move on from the trial. — Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 28, 2020

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC 1/28/2020 7:23:45 PM (No. 300853)
All I can say is- WTF.. #disturbing #disgusted #dismayed #depleted #dimwittedrepublicans
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MFM 1/28/2020 7:28:51 PM (No. 300859)
Say bye bye to the majority in the Senate Mitch! You, Lamar, Cornyn. Lisa, Susan and Lindsey et al are DONE!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 1/28/2020 7:30:22 PM (No. 300860)
How did I know the Rs would blow this.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: watashiyo 1/28/2020 7:31:18 PM (No. 300861)
RINOs, RINOs, RINOs. After 3 years, they still can't trust their Republican President who was legally elected by the PEOPLE! Do the vote and isolate these never-Trumper RINOs so we could primary them on their next election. They MUST be REMOVED!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232 1/28/2020 7:34:04 PM (No. 300862)
Lindsey isn't behind this. He's on record today saying that he's ready to vote to end this. Nor is McConnel. You can blame Romney and his fellow pearl clutching "moderates". This will turn into a 3 ring circus, and the dems may yet live to regret this.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: justavoter 1/28/2020 7:39:15 PM (No. 300864)
If McConnell, Graham, and Coryn can’t bring their fellow Republicans along in a situation like this then they need to go as well.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: maryann4629 1/28/2020 7:41:15 PM (No. 300865)
#2, do you realize that would mean you can say good-bye to dozens of judges who believe in the Constitution? Do you realize it means that Trump won't be able to replace Ginsburg when she goes toes up? Talk about biting off your nose to spite your face . . . Regardless of what you think, the ONLY reason we have Gorsuch and Kavanaugh is because of the slim Senate majority. But, let's kiss it good-bye because this is the hill we want to die on. Besides, I have no problem with either of the Bidens showing their Hunter's corruption and Joe's dementia (and corruption) on the floor of the Senate. It will be entertaining, if nothing else.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: starboard 1/28/2020 7:41:21 PM (No. 300866)
This could be a ploy to get a few people to change their mind by their constituents. Friday is 3 days from now - a lot can happen.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bamapreacher 1/28/2020 7:42:57 PM (No. 300867)
Don't Republicans have a genuine Trump supporter in Utah who can be (secretly) financed to start a recall campaign against Romney? Such things almost never work but recall is pretty much the same as impeachment so give Mittens a taste of his own medicine.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/28/2020 7:43:21 PM (No. 300868)
Don't blow it, pubbies. Humor us by standing up and acting as though you are in the majority. Let me repeat - don't blow it, pubbies. Murko, Collins, and Pierre?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chiritwo 1/28/2020 7:47:40 PM (No. 300872)
So sad, what a bunch of wienies. Let's vote them all out. Why are people such racist that they don't want minorities having jobs?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chiritwo 1/28/2020 7:49:30 PM (No. 300873)
Sorry for the 2nd post. How dare the republican senators not stand up for President Trump!!!! They are truly a bunch of losers.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 1/28/2020 7:50:18 PM (No. 300875)
There is no excuse for this.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MMC 1/28/2020 7:53:35 PM (No. 300876)
Sorry on double post- but we must NOT lose Senate... Supreme Court Justices are confirmed here.. this may be all the Democrats are hoping for.. RBG replacement..
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Phantomll 1/28/2020 7:54:13 PM (No. 300877)
As I posted on another thread, the Republicans will do their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/28/2020 7:58:47 PM (No. 300882)
I simply do NOT believe McConnell, Was he lying back then or is he lying now?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: judy 1/28/2020 8:00:22 PM (No. 300883)
Anyone republican who votes for more witnesses after years of Nadler & Schiff’s garbage should be voted out.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: XCenturion 1/28/2020 8:02:47 PM (No. 300884)
Better start twisting some arms Mitch!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/28/2020 8:06:36 PM (No. 300889)
Of course he doesn’t. The coup of President Trump will continue until he is removed from office. The Kings enemies surround the throne and knives are drawn and it’s getting very dark.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: droopydog 1/28/2020 8:06:48 PM (No. 300890)
I suspect some of the fence sitters are in a bargaining mode.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heraclitus 1/28/2020 8:17:56 PM (No. 300896)
Forget about ousting Republicans. Oust Democrats. Concentrate on ousting Democrats. The R majority in the Senate is saving the country from the hard Left right now. McConnell has been steadily filling judgeships at every level: this is how conservative Presidents will avoid being stopped by activist left-wingers in the Court. Focus your ire on the Dems who are trying to usurp the Trump Presidency. Simultaneously remind those spineless mushy Republicans that we know who they are. (Romney is a skunk) Enjoying the rally in Wildwood, NJ!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/28/2020 8:18:53 PM (No. 300897)
No. 8 is right. Wait til Friday after there's been some arm twisting...or not. No Witnesses! This could go on forever with them. End it now! This is all B.S.!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: EQKimball 1/28/2020 8:23:44 PM (No. 300903)
Has he checked with Diane Feinstein and Joe Manchin?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/28/2020 8:28:24 PM (No. 300908)
Ah yes. A secret, anonymous vote. Let's get a vote with senators names written down and published showing which way they voted.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: wsdiego 1/28/2020 8:39:07 PM (No. 300917)
The people are tired! It's old!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Durangodarlin 1/28/2020 8:45:01 PM (No. 300920)
Keep looking, Mitch. Time to put an end to the madness.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: padiva 1/28/2020 9:22:04 PM (No. 300949)
However, I'd like to hear Biden (under oath) explain what he meant with his Son of a Bideo speech.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: 49 Ford 1/28/2020 11:41:55 PM (No. 300999)
# 21 is right. We're sacked with a few squishes and need to make the best of it. Bolton has nothing to say that cannot be shredded on cross examination. If Graham's prediction is correct and the Bidens are called to testify that can only end badly for them. We should not have to go to the witness stage. This travesty should be ended tomorrow morning. But if a few squishes force the issue and witnesses are called the Dems may come to regret having their frontrunner demolished. As # 21 said, we need to keep a Republican majority in the Senate for the all-important judicial confirmations. Romney is safe until 2024, Murkowski until '22 and if Collins were ousted she'd be replaced by a Democrat. You go with the army you have.
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