‘Inconsistent’: McConnell Slammed For Violating ‘Oath’ As ‘Constitutional Officer’ | MSNBC

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In a local Kentucky newspaper, Kent Greenfield penned a scathing op-ed critizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for not being “impartial” and treating impeachment with “gravity.” Greenfieled argues as the “foreman of the jury,” McConnell has “an obligation to make sure” the “trial is impartial,” but instead is “working with the defense to figure out strategy to get the defendant acquitted.” Aired on 12/26/19.
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'Inconsistent': McConnell Slammed For Violating 'Oath' As 'Constitutional Officer' | MSNBC

79 Comments on "‘Inconsistent’: McConnell Slammed For Violating ‘Oath’ As ‘Constitutional Officer’ | MSNBC"

  1. Yes the whole world is watching Mitch Mc Connell…. and Sen. Lindsey Graham . And we will remember at the voting booth.

  2. Moscow Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham should recuse themselves from the trial and their votes should not count because of conflict of interest to Donald Trump.

    • @Logan McLean ok.. Please inform us what conflicts of intressed and conflicts with their Constitutiinal oath Bernie and Warren have when it comes to Trump impeachment??? Good luck with that… You love Trumps Lies, you dont need any evidence to believe his lies

    • Janice Penquite | December 27, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      @Logan McLean not even, there’s no excuse for Lindsey and Mitch to go on tv saying such a tupid thing like they said..no excuse at all they should try to do the job they they were hired to do period!

    • patricia lafountain | December 27, 2019 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      Let’s not forget Nunes and a couple others

    • Janice Penquite | December 27, 2019 at 4:26 PM | Reply

      @patricia lafountain oh yes you’re right,I say “lock them all up” it would seem kind of like karma if it were to actually happen.

  3. Trump should not be the judge in his own trial!

  4. Every American should be concerned over Moscow Mitch admitting that he will not honor the oath that every Senator will have to take as impartial participants in the Senate trial. Moscow Mitch openly declared that he will NOT be impartial. He’s violating his oath even before he takes it.

    It will not be a legitimate trial without witnesses and evidence.  Republicans refusal to allow witnesses and evidence is what’s known as a COVER-UP.
    Trump and republicans in the Senate wouldn’t have a problem with Bolton, Rudy, Mulvaney,  or John Eisenberg testifying if Trump was actually innocent. The problem is he’s not innocent. He’s guilty as charged, and they know it.

    When Lt.Col Vindman twice told a superior of his concerns about Trump’s efforts to force  Ukraine for the investigation in exchange for military aid, the White House lawyer John Eisenberg had the full transcript of Trump’s phone call moved to the highly classified White House server, which is usually reserved for code-word level intelligence but not transcripts of diplomatic discussions. Why would the full transcript of Trump’s so called “perfect” phone call be hidden? If he did nothing wrong, releasing the full transcript should exonerate him of any wrong doing.

    The only logical conclusion is that Trump is guilty, and he knows that releasing the full transcript, and allowing Mulvaney, Bolton and others to testify under oath would be his undoing. Trump knows that after seeing what happened to Manafort, Cohen  and Stone, that no one else is going to risk going to prison for his crimes.

    Trump’s own National Security Adviser, John Bolton quit over Trump’s scheme to bribe Ukraine.

    JULY 10
    At the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Andriy Yermak, a top adviser to Mr. Zelensky, asks Mr. Volker to connect him to Giuliani. The two men later meet in Madrid.

    At a White House meeting later that day in Bolton’s office, two Ukrainian officials press for an Oval Office meeting between Trump and Mr. Zelensky. Sondland blurts out that Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, promised that Mr. Zelensky would be invited if Ukraine announces “investigations.”

    Bolton immediately halts the meeting. At a follow-up meeting, Sondland again presses the Ukrainians to announce investigations, this time specifying Burisma and the 2016 election as targets. Fiona Hill, one of Bolton’s top deputies, calls that session to a halt.

    She and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, her subordinate, report the meetings to John Eisenberg, the chief legal adviser to the National Security Council. Bolton tells Ms. Hill to deliver a message from him: “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up.”

    The fact that Trump refuses to allow these people to testify is an admission of guilt.

  5. By the people, for the people. NOT by the goverment for the government. Plain and simple.

  6. They don’t call him Moscow Mitch for nothing …

  7. Get frigging serious! Throw him into prison for his public corruption. He and wife Elaine Chow do not belong in government. They belong in jail.

  8. Unintended Consequences | December 26, 2019 at 11:33 PM | Reply

    Republicans simply do not care about the judgement of history, it is win at any cost. Cheat, lie steal, whatever it takes.

    • + Unintended Consequences Not all republicans feel this way and or act this way. It seems to be that some who have been duped by the Orange Tarantula and or have also been caught doing something or with their hands in the cookie jar. Most republican are just like democrats who are hard working and faithful American citizens. We are in for a fight and someone might want to remind Mitch MoscConnell that he and Graham are just a short period of time of destroying our beloved U.S. Constitution and we true blue American’s won’t stand for it!

    • @Think nah you’re egoic logic is off by a bit..too many faulty bridges from point to point

    • ShadowProject01 | December 27, 2019 at 2:14 PM | Reply

      Derek Brandell “History is written by the victors”

      This doesn’t just apply to America but all world powers.

    • It’s their last gasp. Next November they are OUTTA THERE. Blue wave 2020!

    • @Derek Brandell I could not dispute that fact. It is the internet that will hopefully allow for a true history to be known.

  9. SPI Life - South Padre Island Life | December 26, 2019 at 11:38 PM | Reply

    #TrumpTriggered Moscow Mitch is a traitor to the constitution.

  10. Mitch America is watching and they will be a harsh judge.!

    • LOL Mitch America? Moscow Mitch is a oath breaker and a political hack. He needs to go.

    • Mac Mcleod pay attention to the impeachment vote… the only bipartisan vote for impeachment was against it… lol

    • Given the billion dollar payoff Mitch just squeezed the Country for to benefit Kentucky that included tax deductions for the spirit industry, no doubt the money will be flowing into his coffers for re-election. Mitch personifies what is wrong with the GOP. Term limits would have removed him long ago.

    • Facts.

  11. Trump and the Republicans keep calling the Impeachment a sham, but they are trying to pull off the great cover-up of all time!!!

    • Dumisani Tsotetsi | December 27, 2019 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      The issue is that they are in so deep, and everyone has so much to lose that even the country and the world is in danger.

    • MOONSHADOW 1918 | December 27, 2019 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      Omg . Did you watch the impeachment by the House. What a kangaroo court. How do you defend yourself against non witnesses cherry picked witnesses that donate to Democrats. Or a prosecutor /witness. How many Prosecutors become witnesses that you cant cross examine what a sham.

    • MOONSHADOW 1918 | December 27, 2019 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      @Joe Black What facts what evidence . There isnt any. The Democrat media has you buffaloed wake up

    • MOONSHADOW 1918 | December 27, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      @slackery William Barr never said that . Mueller did get your facts straight. 13 arrested were Russian bots. And guess what Obama announced they would be arrested before they were arrested. So they bolted back to Russia. You idiots still blame Trump when you should be blaming your party who was in control and did nothing Trump wasnt President Obama was . He did nothing

  12. Milton - Canada | December 26, 2019 at 11:50 PM | Reply

    The republicans have absolutely no defense for Donald Trump, that is why
    McConnell wants a quick trial with no witness or papers from the WH. Dotards!

    • The Road We Drove ____travels with Woody____ | December 27, 2019 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      Kurtis Cook – yea ok Russian swine. “Fool me once Shame on you. Fool me twice….we won’t be fooled again.” G W Bush. Remember the 2018 mid terms. It’s coming,

    • @Ed G but you need to have committed a crime to be removed

    • Nameless Progressive Clone | December 27, 2019 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      When there’s absolutely no crime, there’s absolutely no need for defense.

      “Abuse of power” is a subjective opinion, in the eye of the beholder. Senate Republicans want an actual case, which House Democrats utterly failed to put together.

  13. McConnell’s loyalty is to the Kremlin, not the constitution.

  14. Donald Trump will be the first president to be impeached, removed from office, indicted and IMPRISONED

    • Sylvia Guerrero | December 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM | Reply

      @O Pal I don’t think that will happen. America is better than that and I’m not afraid of 45. His base will crumble.

    • Can it be that many Americans don’t know what socialism really means?🤔
      If someone thinks that health insurance for all is socialism, they also believe that Stalin was an arch capitalist!
      And your Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, are as far from socialism as the universe is big!

      But if supporters of Trump or the tea party, believe the elites more , it speaks volumes about their level of education!

    • To speak like religious conspiracy theorists, Trump actually matches 99% of the description of the animal, the number which is 666!
      The great seducer!
      I emphasize, the description of religious conspiracy theorists!
      Not me!!!!

    • Let’s HOPE!!

    • @Dre Day you need to do a little fact checking… the KKK, was founded by the far RIGHT!!.. 🤔

  15. One thing I have learned from the Trump presidency is that SO many Americans will do anything for a buck.

  16. TRUMP believes , that by sheer force of criminality he will get away with all of this. It’s all ongoing, and connected. He won’t get away with this. Neither will his cohorts.

    • @Colin Rowling why wait till he dies?
      BRIAN KIMBLE is currently
      UNFAVORABLY MEASURED as unnecessarily nasty mean mean…losing mind

    • @Brian Kimball
      you need to get some tightening of those loose screws

    • yeah dorothy, like a drowning poker player …lost/invested all too much and trying to just get back to ‘even’ …
      blind drunk.. losing all his weapons to win

    • @may wilson Trade Negotiations using tariffs as leverage is not blackmail…but the Communist Dictatorship in China appreciates your support, I’m sure. Lol. 🇺🇲

    • @james kenyon Only 5 more years, bud. Then we can talk about repealing the 22nd Amendment and electing President Trump to a Third Term.

  17. Moscow Mitch is a traitor just like trump.

  18. Trump thinks he has the acquittal in the bag because Moscow Mitch told him no witnesses, no docs, and he will make sure to acquit him, and to give him the quickest Fake trial in history.

  19. Todd's Tropicals | December 27, 2019 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    McConnell isn’t anything other than corrupt, and will do anything it takes to save his master Trump, who in turn is Putin’s boot licker.

  20. “I don’t think they suspected that we could have a rogue president and a rogue leader in the Senate at the same time.” – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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