‘Political suicide march for Democratic Party’: Trump chides House Dems

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‘Political suicide march for Democratic Party’: Trump chides House Dems after they vote to impeach him


US President Donald Trump came down hard on the Democrats after the House voted, mostly along party lines, to approve articles of impeachment, saying that with the vote they have declared their “disdain” for the American voters.

The House voted to impeach Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” Wednesday evening, paving the way for a formal trial in the Republican-majority Senate, which is expected to throw the case out. While zero Republicans voted in favor of the articles, two Democrats voted against the first article and three against the second.

Trump noted the difference as he fired back at Democrats at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan.

“We did not lose one Republican vote and three Democrats voted for us,” he said. “The Republican Party has never been so affronted but they have never been so united as they are right now.”

“Think of it, three Democrats went over to our side, no Republicans – it’s unheard of.”

Taking aim at the impeachment saga itself, Trump did not mince words, calling it “illegal, unconstitutional and partisan,” and predicting it would spell the end of the Democratic Party since Democrats “have branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame.”

“The do-nothing Democrats are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter. This lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democratic Party”

Taking to Twitter, Trump posted an ominous-looking photo of himself along with the caption: “In reality there’re not after me, they are after you. I’m just in the way” – apparently referring to the Washington “swamp” and its quest to undermine the result of the 2016 election.

In a separate statement, the White House echoed Trump’s sentiment, noting that he is “confident” the Senate will clear him of all accusations and “restore regular order, fairness, and due process, all of which were ignored in the House proceedings.”

While it is widely anticipated that the Senate will opt to hold a vote to dismiss the articles right away, bypassing another lengthy impeachment debate entirely, the final decision is up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is set to announce how the president’s trial will proceed on Thursday morning.


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‘No hurry’: McConnell waves off Pelosi threat to withhold impeachment articles


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is dismissing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s threat to sit on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, making clear the move would not pressure him to acquiesce to Democratic demands for how the Senate trial should be conducted.

On Wednesday evening, as the House was in the middle of impeaching Trump, McConnell told a small group of reporters that he was “in no hurry” to hold a Senate trial, undercutting Pelosi’s strategy of withholding the articles of impeachment as a means to pressure the Senate majority leader to conduct a trial on terms more favorable to congressional Democrats.

McConnell added that he was “optimistic” his GOP colleagues might be unified in opposing Trump’s removal from office upon conclusion of a Senate trial to adjudicate the two articles of impeachment, presuming a Senate trial is held beginning early next month as had been assumed.

In remarks Thursday morning on the Senate floor, McConnell said House Democrats are “too afraid to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate” and said Pelosi’s strategy was a concession that their case against Trump is weak and undermines the case for impeachment. “This is really comical,” the Kentucky Republican said.

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