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by Sharon Rondeau

The U.S. Constitution gave the Senate the “sole power” to hold impeachment trials

(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.



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  1. Something is nipping at my craw. The sheer technical “fact” that the president was impeached is just…inaccurate. That’s like saying that BO was not a saboteur to America. The president (this current real one) was merely lambasted/defamed/attacked by a group of people who don’t HATE him, specifically, they hate America ESPECIALLY. This is a group of miscreants who have lied, cheated and stolen to get into a position where they can claim to “represent” the interests of America.

  2. I have a feeling that Romney’s “oath before God” of which he speaks, is that oath to protect his loved one. I can’t imagine any other that would apply to this situation.

  3. I just watched Romney’s comments on a clip on Fox News and luckily I wasn’t drinking a beverage, I would have done a spit-take on the computer.