After the House brought a rushed, and sloppy case against President Trump, the Senate had no choice but to reject their politically driven attack. Joining the Democrats to push his personal vendetta against the President was Sen. Mitt “The Joke” Romney (R-UT). Dov Fischer explains at The American Spectator:
The Senate voted on Friday not to have witnesses appear for the Pelosi Stillborn Impeachment.
With 53 Republicans in the Senate, that left room for three Republicans to be given the President’s quiet blessings to vote with the Democrats for more witnesses.
Susan Collins is a valuable Republican Senator from a tough state, Maine, and she is up for reelection this November. When the GOP needed her for Kavanaugh, she was there. She deserves a pass and presumably was given one.
It would not have been unreasonable to give Cory Gardner a pass, too, because he is facing a tough race in Colorado.
The problem for him is that Mitt Romney is on a vendetta against Trump and has been attacking Trump viciously from the time during the 2016 GOP primaries when it became clear that Trump just might have within him the magic formula that Romney and his Etch-a-Sketch candidacy lacked and always will.
The day that Romney first arrived in the Senate he published an attack on Trump in the Washington Post. He stuck with principle and voted with the Republican majority to end the impeachment. Martha McSally of Arizona stood for principle, too, as did Thom Tillis of North Carolina. Besides, those two might have lost as many votes as they would imagine capturing if they had voted to extend the nonsense.
(As for Lisa Murkowski, she is hard to figure out. Alaska is Republican red. She needs to get her bearings straight.)
And that is why the Senate decided to get the nonsense finished. The House delivered a sloppy hack job.
Senators see themselves above that.
The President’s team did a splendid job that justified ending it promptly. And now they can enjoy standing and applauding the vindicated President of the United States when he presents his State of the Union address to the joint chamber next Tuesday, February 4.
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