“I have no intention of doing the job for which I am being paid. I have no intention of being honest. I will shred my oath, even as I utter the words. I am pond scum, but … I am in Congress and you aren’t … nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah.”
Yep, folks, these are the words, almost verbatim, of two of our esteemed senators, Mitchell McConnell, Senator from Kentucky since 1985 (34 years) and Lindsey Graham, a Senator from South Carolina since 2003 (16 years) and before that, a Representative in the House from 1995 ‘til 2003. They have plainly stated that they do not care one whit about the ‘will of the people’, about the best interest of the nation, nor about their oaths of office. Both have made it abundantly clear that they will do everything in their power to ensure that Donald Trump is not convicted and thus not removed from the office he so wrongly holds.
Lindsey Graham: “I am clearly made up my mind. I’m not trying to hide the fact that I have disdain for the accusations in the process. I think what’s best for the country is to get this thing over with. This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly. I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here.”
Mitch McConnell: “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House counsel. There’ll be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this. Exactly how we go forward, I’m going to coordinate with the president’s lawyers. The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how it’s going to end. There is no chance the president is going to be removed from office. My hope is that there won’t be a Republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment.”
If you aren’t growling yet, you should be. These are two elected officials, our employees, saying in a nutshell that they are going to do whatever Donald Trump wants, regardless of what is right and just. Note to the good people in Kentucky and South Carolina … if you don’t get rid of these two jackals next year, then you deserve whatever you get!
Prior to an impeachment trial, according to Article I, section 3, clause 6 of the Constitution, the senators serving as a jury “shall be on Oath or Affirmation.”
“I solemnly swear (or affirm) that in all things appertaining to the trial of ____, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.”
IMPARTIAL justice. Given what Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and others have said, it seems to me that they have broken their oath before even taking it! It seems to me they should be disqualified to even attend the trial, let alone conduct it and then vote. It seems they have absolutely zero intention of taking this process, this legal process defined by the U.S. Constitution, seriously, but rather plan to turn it into a circus!
It is likely that tomorrow, Donald F. Trump will become the third president in this nation’s 232-year history to be impeached. This is a serious stain on his reputation that, regardless of what the Senate does or doesn’t do, will remain the most notable part of his legacy. And yet, in the past 48 hours, Trump’s approval rating has jumped nearly 2% to 43.2%, the highest it has been since March 2017. WTF??? Are the republicans actually proud of what this asshole has done?
Maybe the House should not send the impeachment to the Senate for a few more months, since the Bobbsey twins, Mitchie and Lindsey, are so eager to get it over with. Let them cool their jets and cry in their beer.
Now, here’s the thing, folks. We all either work for a living, else did until we retired. We pay taxes, we are good citizens, we obey the law (mostly), and every November we do our civic duty by going and voting. We vote for the people we believe share our values and will work for the best interest of this nation and all of its people. We have been cheated. We are still paying our dues, but they are going to support these corrupt members of Congress who could care less about ethics, who don’t give a royal damn about the people of this country, who have no values. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are poster boys for why we need term limits.
We the People of the United States of America have been robbed. We have zero representation in our federal government, yet we are paying their salaries and paying for them to jet set all about the globe … on our dime. Every time I hear somebody speak of “democracy” in the same sentence with the U.S., I scoff, for there is not so much as a shred of democratic principle left in our government if Donald Trump is not to be held accountable and our duly elected members of Congress think it’s funny.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m sick and tired of the corruption and blatant disregard for the law in Washington, and I’m sick and damn tired of the people who still sing the praises of Trump & Co. I’m sick and tired of being expected to obey the law and be held accountable for my actions, while our elected officials thumb their noses at us and treat us all as second-class citizens.