By announcing publicly, in advance, that he intends to violate his sacred oath to be impartial, the foreman of the Senate “jury” in the upcoming impeachment trial has now utterly destroyed any ability by Trump or the Republicans to claim exoneration in a trial.
Sure, Mitch McConnell may be able to deliver the votes to technically “acquit,” but no rational person will fail to see through the system that HE ADMITS IN ADVANCE HE INTENDS TO RIG.
Yeah, we all understand that the Senate can be compared metaphorically to a jury but is not actually a jury. There is no voir dire (challenging of potential jurors to ensure objective neutrality). These “jurors” are not selected by voir dire, but by elections in their respective states. A jury operates in a criminal trial. Impeachment is a political trial.
Senators are elected politicians and, yes, they bring their biases to the trial.
But they still take an oath to operate with impartiality.
By announcing in advance that he is coordinating with the defendant — the jury foreman coordinating with the defendant — Mitch McConnell has admitted that the trial is rigged and so any acquittal is thus tainted and without merit.
Mitch McConnell has confirmed Trump’s guilt for all of history.
April 11, 2017