“Moderates” are congratulating themselves on limiting the scope of the articles of impeachment, saying this is a bill the entire caucus could get behind. I fail to appreciate the distinction: they’re impeaching a president with imaginary charges.
They’re just quibbling over which smells better— dog shit, or cat shit.
This wasn't done to remove the President it was done to disparage him. The ball is in McConnel's hands now. They have either brokered a deal or they're hoping the Republicans will just want to put this mess behind them. The President is pissed as hell and he wants some people's asses kicked. The Republicans can hold a trial and drag it out pulling Sanders and Warren off the campaign trail, produce any damning evidence they have to smear the dems and then right before the election vote not to impeach which will hurt the dems. Unsure if they could rig the Senate trial to be a partisan endeavor as the dems did in these hearings. They could subpoena the whistleblower and eat up court time fighting with Zaid about compelling the whistleblower. How long do they have to make the decision whether to go to trial or not? the way if Sanders or Warren are the chosen as the nominee.