Sunday, January 5, 2020

Good News On Impeachment Theater

Today Lindsey Graham indicated he's on board with changing Senate rules to allow the Senate to start an impeachment trial without waiting for Pelosi. Graham said he'll work with Mitch McConnell to change Senate rules if they don't receive the articles PDQ. From The Hill:

Graham told Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that he would work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to change the chamber's rules if the articles are not sent this week.  
“What I would do if she continues to refuse to send the articles as required by the Constitution, I would work with Sen. McConnell to change the rules of the Senate to start the trial without her if necessary,” he said. 
The South Carolina senator accused Pelosi of a "political stunt" meant to “extort...a trial to her liking.”  
“If we don’t get the articles this week, then we need to take matters in our own hands and change the rules, deem them to be delivered to the Senate, so we can start the trial, invite the House over to participate if they would like. If they don’t come, dismiss the case and get on with governing the country,” Graham said. 
Graham added that he hopes the Senate trial will be over by the end of January, and if the American people want a different president, they can decide that in November.

I call this good news. Putting Impeachment Theater behind can only be good for Trump, IMO. Let the Dems try a restart if they want to. We'll see how well that goes down with the country. And if there's to be a rules change, Cocaine Mitch is just the guy to do it.


  1. "Let the Dems try a restart if they want to. We'll see how well that goes down with the country."

    I agree. Although it would be nice to see Adam Schiff shed a few tears again the way he did at the conclusion of his witch hunt.

    1. I suspect Cocaine Mitch is a match for these guys.

  2. I've had a lot of beefs with Mitch over the years but he is doing a fine job during the Trump years.