Today has been a big day for the Senate. Here’s everything you need to know so far.
This morning the House impeachment managers “solemnly” walked the two articles of impeachment formed against President Trump from the House to the Senate. Then Supreme Court Cheif Justice John Roberts and all present US Senate members were sworn in and the impeachment trial of President Trump officially began.
“Senators, I attend the Senate in conformity with your notice for the purpose of joining with you for the trial of the president of the United States,” Roberts said according to Fox News.
This is only the third time in Senate history that a trail to impeach a sitting president has taken place.
There is currently a major divide in Washington as the trail commences with both parties taking shots at each other at press confrences.
Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., hammered Speaker Nancy Pelosi for handing out souvenir pens and gigglind during the impeachment signing calling it a “taxpayer-funded campaign stunt.”
“If this was real, if this was really as serious as they claimed this would be, yesterday was no cause for celebration,” McCarthy stated.
“Nothing says seriousness and sobriety like handing out souvenirs, as though this were a happy bill-signing instead of the gravest process in our Constitution,” McConnell added.
Currently it will require 20 Senate Republicans to turn on President Trump for this sham impeachment to actually stick which, as noted before, is highly unlikely.
If things weren’t already crazy enough, earlier this week Democrats leveraged the tesitmony of known liar Lev Parnas who insists Rudy Giuliani and President Trump ordered him to hold aid ransom until the Ukraine gave them dirt on the Biden family.
“The president necessitated this by his abuse of power and his obstruction of congress,” Pelosi said referring to the brand new evidence brought forward by Parnas.
“They don’t want to see documents, they don’t want to hear from eyewitnesses,” Pelosi stated. “They want to ignore anything new that comes up.”
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