Expert Destroys McConnell’s Plan For Colluding With Trump On Impeachment, Points Out Special Oath

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell boldly boasted that he’s handing control of the nearly certain upcoming Senate impeachment trial of Pres. Donald Trump directly over to…Donald Trump.

“Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel,” McConnell told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday evening. 

Yes, McConnell is putting the accused (Donald Trump, criminal) in charge of the trial.

However, this poses certain problems, according to Lawfare founder Benjamin Wittes, who points out that all senators become jurors in a trial of the president of the United States. Specifically, they take an actual special oath that is a requirement when fulfilling their solemn constitutional duty.

Wittes shares what the oath says.

“I solemnly swear … that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.”

Please. This is all fine and good, but Mr. Wittes is speaking as if these people actually care about oaths. They don’t care about their oaths. They don’t care about their country. And they don’t care about the American people.

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Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and AmReading.com. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.