Friday Trump Acquittal Eyed After Lamar Alexander Says 'No' To Witnesses; Collins Roasted Over 'Yes' Vote

It looks like Hunter Biden can sleep well at night in his $12,000 per month Hollywood home after Politico reports that the GOP has enough Republican Senators to block witnesses in President President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Democrats needed at least four Republicans to defect – two of which they found in Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine (who was mercilessly flamed by conservatives over social media) – however an 11th hour ‘no’ decision by Lamar Alexander (R-TN) means that the decision would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts in the event of a tie. And Roberts may not even have to weigh in if the fourth potential GOP defector, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, votes ‘no’ as well.

In a Thursday night Twitter thread, Alexander says “There is no need for more evidence to prove that the president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter…” and that “the president withheld United States aid, at least in part, to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.”

Still, Alexander argues that while Trump acted inappropriately, “the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate.” He also reasons that “The framers believed that there should never, ever be a partisan impeachment. That is why the Constitution requires a 2/3 vote of the Senate for conviction. Yet not one House Republican voted for these articles.”

If this shallow, hurried and wholly partisan impeachment were to succeed, it would rip the country apart, pouring gasoline on the fire of cultural divisions that already exist,” Alexander continued. “It would create the weapon of perpetual impeachment to be used against future presidents whenever the House of Representatives is of a different political party.”

While the outcome will allow Republicans to put a bow on the affair, expect Democrats and their MSM amplifiers to cry foul  over the ‘rigged farce’ while parroting distributed talking points.

And while Democrats may fume over not being able to hear from John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney and other current and former White House employees regarding Trump’s conduct with Ukraine, Republicans hoping for a nervous Hunter Biden and a CIA operative ‘whistleblower’ to take the stand, will be equally disappointed.

Meanwhile, Susan Collins has taken a ration of flack over social media for essentially virtue signaling to the Democrats when she (likely) knew Alexander would be a ‘no’ – and the battle over Bolton and the Bidens was never going to happen.

Let’s see how Maine Republicans feel about Collins in November.

via zerohedge

39 comments

  1. I think Mitt Romney hates the President snd this is his way of getting him and Collins is a whimp!! Why wouldn’t the people if this great America not want our duly elected President to determine if Biden or Warren or Bernie or anyone else running may be a corrupted politician? I surely would want to know before I casted my precious vote on anyone !!

    1. I agree Romney vote is based on his ego and hate for the president i feel he became senator just to impede the president .
      Susan Collins she should leave the republican party and go Democrat i truly cant stand her constantly holding out not sticking to party lines as the Dems do

  2. Collins, Romney and that Alaska flake are not representing the people that hired them to represent them. They are dunces, deep state losers and I think they will be replaced by conservatives that care for America. Alaska’s economy has taken off with oil production and the whole U.S. economy is booming and these deep state idiots are against that and against our constitution. What traitors?

    1. I hear there’s interest in starting a Recall campaign against Romney in Utah!! I will gladly contribute to that effort. Of course hypocrite Romney with his millions may still win out but the stain will stay forever

      1. Are you talking about Pierre Deflectio, the SLIMEBALL Senator from Utah?

        Oven Mitt Dumney is as useless as a rusty kickstand on a shiny new Sherman tank.

  3. Shitt Romney has to go! He is NOT a Republican. Neither is Collins! How the hell did these two libs in dem clothing get on the Republican ticket? Romney is still smarting from his loss and he is a vindictive asshole. If he can’t be president, he’s not going to let Trump be president either! What a miserable excuse for a human being. I don’t know why I’m surprised, after all he belongs to a religion made up by a pervert. So he figures he’ll be perverse!

  4. As one who has watched these proceedings in their entirety, from Congress to the Senate, I certainly understand the term “Clown Circus.” The Senate portion has at least presented, with a return to maturity and fairness, with the exception Of Justice Roberts’ refusal to read Sen. Paul’s question(s), a sense of true understanding of the “law,” and how it applies to the actions of ANY President, unlike the “parrots” across the aisle.

    Collins and Romney are a disgrace, (though by no means are alone in that column!), and I hope come November, Maine, and Utah show them at the polls that the voters understand that!

  5. “The two enemies of the people are criminals (antifa) and government (democrats): so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson!Don’t tread on me MF’ERS!

  6. “The most dangerous man to any government
    ‘DEMORATS” is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.”

    H.L. Mencken!

  7. It’s appalling to have anti American traitors in the USA, especially in our government. Build some gallows and hang the worthless traitors!!

  8. You’ve been SUCKERED , you know very well that Adam Schiff is a damn lier , are you not what you project , wishy-washy at best , maybe it’s time to retire. Youll be known as the one who accepted Democrats lies as truth , and Dishonored America for what ? Are you a socialist ?

  9. Collins needs to leave the Republican party because she is anything but a Republican. You can always count against her in any critical vote. As for Romney I am so sorry I ever voted for this slug. He is a vindictive sorry loser that doesn’t belong anywhere in our Government. After asking Trump to support his Senate run only to stab him in the back. I hope Utah boots him out. He deserves no less.

  10. Senator Collins you have now irritated both sides of the aisle. You have lost the Republicans and the Democrats weren’t going to support you anyway. Your best chance for survival was for Trump to come to Maine and campaign on your behalf. Lots of luck with that.

  11. Food for thought! Senator Collins husband is Lobbyist. I wonder if this influenced her vote. Who does Status Quo help? Not us. Senator Romney is an ungrateful, arrogant Trump Hating Sore loser. The good people should demand his immediate resignation. If he has any self respect he will resign. The gruesome twosome.

  12. There is a purely evil and vindictive line that says that all the Democrats in the house and the Demacrats in the Senate and three vindictive loser Republicans in the Senate could undo and remove the duly elected President of the United States. The appropriate actions should be taken immediately after the President impeachment hoax is ended. I can’t wait to see his victory speech at the SOTU Tuesday.

  13. The 4 RINOS need to be primaried in their next election. Replaced by MAGA candidates (true patriots). Otherwise their seats will be taken by the enemies of freedom (Democrats).

  14. mitt Romney once again has proven he is the king of RINOs in Washington and just another reason why this turd must be voted out of office and flushed out of Washington. come on people November is the month to take out the garbage.

  15. Mitt should be heading home to start packing, his hatred of Trump has and will be his downfall. 70% of voters wanted him to say no to any more witnesses and even after Dems showed they had nothing he still is voting for them. Voters in Utah have has enough of him and soon he will be out of a job along with Collins who have proved once and for all neither Dems or Republicans can trust her and she is pretty much worthless to both.

  16. If Collins ever WAS a republican, she sure as hell isnt anymore. Pretty sad when you some democrats saying “enough”! and she thinks we should drag it out a little longer. Make her change the letter after her name to a big D!

  17. Collins and Mitt should be moved to California. Then they could have a get together with their dear friends Pelosi, Waters, sports celebrities who kneel during the anthem and Hollywood celebrities like Streisand, Merrill Creep, etc etc etc. All are cut from a similar mold —– arrogant, egotistical and just plain obnoxious.

  18. A vote of NO CONFIDENCE TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES could have avoided the expense to the American people. Dumbocraps and rinos are holding America and its people hostage.

  19. “Mrs. Dithers” has just signed her political death warrant with her vote. She and Romey should pack their bags and get out. Wouldn’t trust her to be my rep ever.

  20. The Democrats are living up to their namesake: In many of their anti POTUS Trump rants, they scream that Trump’s REMOVAL is necessary to preserve the US “Democracy”! This is a sneaky FAR LEFT LIE! Democracies are essentially MOB RULE without legal standard. The biggest mouth wins! THE REAL FACT IS THAT THE USA IS A “REPUBLIC”. Rule by LAW. We have a CONSTITUTION. A legal standard by which to measure all questions of FACT. The Democrats hate the US Constitution because the FACTS are not to the Democrats liking.

  21. It’s more than disappointing in fact it’s a disgrace Collins is voting to prolong this sham impeachment and put our country through more of this agony while continuing to divide our country with hatred! Only one thing would be worse than her yes vote and that would be for us to lose a republican seat which is the main agenda of the Dems. As far as Romney he is nothing but sour grapes displaying his hatred for President Trump. The vote for witnesses is still several hours away. As an Alaskan I have pleaded with Senator Murkowski in a letter I wrote her not to cross party line and vote yes to further delay the inevitable acquittal of our duly elected President. If the Dems take power Alaska is finished! All energy production and every other resource we have would be halted by mega regulations and miles of new red tape. I hope in the next few hours when they vote Senator Murkowski will vote NO!!

  22. Lets get Real!! The 4 Rinos are doing this in the name of publicity only! They have demonstrated that they could care less about the country and or the constitution!! I hope they go down in flames in the primaries!! I would vote for a table salt shaker before I would vote for “any” of those jerks!! They are Not!! Conservative nor are they Republican in any shape or form!! I for one am really sick of this trumped up Demonrat crap!! It is all total BS and made up lies!! AQUIT NOW!! so we can start the trials for the Treasonous Demonrat Russia Hoaxers!! To jail!! with all of them!! I called my Senator and threatened to vote for a broom handle if he didn’t press for an aquittal NOW!!

  23. Putting all emotions aside of the republication Senators jumping ship consider the bigger picture, the long game…. As much as we are disgusted with the 2 and maybe 3 (we don’t know about Murkowski yet) Senators betraying our party, if we lose 4 seats in the senate flipping the majority to the DEMS that would be CATASTROPHIC! President Trump would not get any federal judges confirmed and would become a neutered President. Hopefully another Republican would beat Collins and Romney in the primaries but if not we are better with them as much as we may despise them than to lose our majority in the Senate.

  24. Susan Collins would not get my vote. After listening to all the BS the Dems have been telling us during this whole BS of a trial, I cannot believe any Republican would vote to have more witnesses. I think the President’s attorneys did a fabulous job. And as for Mitt Romney, he is just a stupid Republicrat. Vote both of them our of office.

  25. I live in Maine ! And voted for Collins!! But it won’t happen again !!!
    She was also the deciding vote that gave billions in tax breaks to big companies!!
    Which I’m sure will eventually have to be made up sometime so I’m sure it will eventually come out of we little dumb shit’s!!!🤬🇺🇸🗽🐘

  26. Dems pushed this impeachment to save themselves as they are guilty of everything they accuse Trump of doing. They’re placing negative attention on Trump to keep it off themselves. Come on, AG Barr, where are those indictments for Hillary and FBI agents, Clapper, Brennan, etc who were breaking the law to give uranium to Russia ( collusion with the enemy) and spying on an opponent ‘s campaign including lying and misuse of federal office/ abuse of power to put Carter Page and Pappadopolis in jail for their own illegal activity??? Dems are all about abuse of power, trashing the Constitution! Where are the indictments???? Where is all the money taxpayers send to IRS??? Why are we $23 trillion in debt??? No wonder Congress has an 8% approval rating!!! As Americans, we voters must also do better!!!! The Dems continue to insinuate that the Republicans are corrupt. They need to look in the mirror!!

  27. Dem House Managers were frequently talking about their devotion to the Constitution and to democracy. What an easy lie to spot since all their presidential candidates talk endlessly about socialism and government regulation that kills the economy, and higher taxes that kill independence, and gun control which forces citizens to be dependent whomps of the big socialist government. The lies are SO obvious if you just pay attention!

  28. Schumer and other left leaning dummies, When you start impeachment efforts before the president even takes his oath of office, you signal to the world that your actions are not about impeachment but something else. The obvious is to get rid of the president at all cost. When you comment things like you must keep him from running you also tell us that your intent is not impeachment it is about an election. It also tells us you will do anything to accomplish your task. Now when you botch the impeachment process call it very important then hold the process you tell us it is a sham process. The demand to force the senate to impeach or else futher defines your effort as false. All ofbthis leads to the conclusion that your actions were treasonous and a coup or sedition to deny the people of their legitimately elected president. It also means that this was purely political and because it botched so many of the criteria of fair it can not be called an impeachment.
    The republican senate and President lawyers fought this off and with the vote will free the president to bring charges. Celebrate what you gained.

  29. Does Susan Collins think the Dems are now going to support her. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they won’t. She has now lost the Republicans. TOO BAD Susan. Good Bye.

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