Hey y’all, do you remember the time Mitch McConnell refused to let Barack Obama name a Supreme Court Justice?
by O Society Dec 19, 2019
Ole Tippy the Turtle just made up some nonsense about lame ducks and parliamentary procedure. Stole it right out of Garland’s hands. Here’s a recap.
As leader of the Senate, McConnell refused to do anything about the nomination. Just ignored it. And it worked.
So what if Nancy Pelosi does the same thing now? That’s right.
The House delays sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. What if it never sends them?
Trump is then impeached by the House of Representatives and never gets the chance for McConnell’s Senate to exonerate him by the rigged henchmen members.
Donald Trump is then in an impeachment limbo forever. No trial. Never found “not guilty.”
It’s genius if this is what House Speaker Pelosi is doing. Now I haven’t used the words “genius” and “Pelosi” in the same sentence, well, ever. So don’t count on her being this brilliant because well, you know the Democrats. They find a way to f’it up every time.
But what if? What if the House just doesn’t send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Ever. It would be a wonderful opportunity to make Trump and McConnell impotent. Neuter them in front of everybody.
All she has to do is nothing. Blather something about parliamentary procedure and lame duck presidents. Just like McConnell did with the Garland nomination. Done.
Some Democrats — including some of the chamber’s most progressive lawmakers — advocate simply never sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, to deny Mr. Trump an almost certain acquittal in the Republican-controlled chamber, where a two-thirds vote — 67 senators — are needed to convict. Ms. Pelosi has not ruled that out, but House leaders are not seriously contemplating that course, the Democratic officials said.
The House is scheduled to leave Washington at the end of the week for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, meaning if she does not take the action by then, the fate of the articles could be left unresolved until early January, when Congress reconvenes in the capital.
The Constitution does not dictate how the process of transmitting articles of impeachment from the House to the Senate should work. It says only that the House has “the sole power of impeachment” and that the Senate, “shall have the sole power to try all impeachments.”