Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) thinks he has firm control over his Senate, when it comes to Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
So our Chief Congressional Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, asked well-respected Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDounough whether there’s any realistic way of removing Trump from office.
It’s the Parliamentarian’s job to see to it that the procedural rules are followed (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/13/john-roberts-senate-impeachment-whisperer-098050).
“Melissa,” MacDonough began, “Trump has broken every single rule of civility and decorum, plus he’s a total misogynist, and he had no basis for killing General Qassem Soleimani.”
“There’s a legal rule that says that one seeking equitable remedies must come to court with clean hands, and since Trump clearly fails that test, I’m prepared to grant a motion for summary judgment in the Democrats’ favor as soon as Senator Schumber makes that motion, with Speaker Pelosi at his side.”
ASR Smith eagerly passed on this information to DNC Chair Tom Perez.