WILL TRUMP REMAIN THE PRESIDENT?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 5, 2020) — At 3:55 p.m. EST, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is speaking on the floor of the Senate in the final minutes before a scheduled 4:00 p.m. vote on two Articles of Impeachment produced in December by the House of Representatives.
McConnell’s remarks are in stark contrast to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who spoke before him, urging his colleagues to vote to remove Trump from office.
Approximately two hours earlier, Republican Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced on the floor that he would vote in favor of the “abuse of power” Article but against the “obstruction of Congress” Article. Trump’s is the third presidential impeachment in U.S. history and if voted affirmatively, he will be the first to be removed from office.
As of 4:04 p.m., the Senate formally convened to take the first of the votes.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.