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If Senate Republicans take the hard vote now on impeachment witnesses, they will not regret it in November


Added 01-20-20 09:38:02pm EST - “Screw the base by letting Adam Schiff do to the impeachment trial what Senate Democrats did to the Kavanaugh hearings, and Republicans will have hell to pay in November from their own base. It's like the vote on Kavanaugh in that…” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “If Senate Republicans take the hard vote now on impeachment witnesses, they will not regret it in November”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Screw the base by letting Adam Schiff do to the impeachment trial what Senate Democrats did to the Kavanaugh hearings, and Republicans will have hell to pay in November from their own base. It’s like the vote on Kavanaugh in that way.

Mitch McConnell released a resolution to be introduced Tuesday that sets the schedule for the Senate impeachment trial.

(Trying not to laugh) The proceedings will start at 1 p.m. each day (to accommodate the Chief Justice’s day job schedule), and go for 12 hours. Rinse and repeat. Whoever said Mitch McConnell doesn’t have a sense of humor?

McConnell would not introduce this resolution unless he knew he had the votes, despite Chuck Schumer’s bluster about introducing amendments and forcing votes. Force all you want, Chuck, but these are going to be the rules.

Chad Pergram at Fox News has a detailed discussion of the process, but here’s the short Axios version:

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