Discussion in 'Politics' started by william the wie, Nov 14, 2019.
He doesn't have to do an impeachment if it stinks
Picking it up is one thing.
How seriously he accepts is is another.
If Democrats continue to reject due process, he should not take it seriously.
If it is picked up a lot of other things come with it.
Ofcourse he'll take it up! He'll open it to the public, put it on TV for all to see...and subpoena obama, hillary, schiff pelosi, lynch, comey clapper brennan strzok page bruce ohr nellie ohr steele mifsud and many many more!
Place them all under oath!!!
He said yesterday he'd proceed with a trail.
McConnell Says the Senate Will Not Quickly Dismiss Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, 'We'll Have to Have a Trial'
Same odds as Putin would
What do you mean, "pick up"?
An impeachment isn't "picked up". Maybe you're thinking of a singles bar. Articles of impeachment are drawn up by the House and sent to the Senate for trail. The latter doesn't have a choice of "picking up" anything.
He'd be stupid to not hold a trial. It would only serve to make it appear like he's doing so to shield Trump and Senate Republicans. Especially if McConnell thinks the House's impeachment is weak, he'd be surrendering the opportunity show that in a trial.
Lastly, if he doesn't hold a trial, the Articles of Impeacment remain on the table and the next Senate may not be as protective for Trump as this one should Trump get re-elected.
I don't believe there's anything in the Constitution forcing the Senate to hold a trial. All the Constitution states is:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
... the way I read that is they have sole power to hold a trial upon an impeachment, which includes not holding a trial. I don't see anything in that stating they have to hold a trial.
Regardless, the Senate has another option to avoid a trial, if they so choose. With only a simple majority, they can dismiss the impeachment charges.
Though both scenarios are unlikely as just yesterday, Senate Republicans have stated if the House impeaches, they will hold a full trial.
The senate is the jury of an impeachment and cannot do that.
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