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NOTE TO MITCH: The Constitution Doesn’t Force You To Entertain Democrat Witch Hunts

The Senate Majority Leader is showing his constitutional illiteracy.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed earlier today that he would go along with the Democratic Party’s witch hunt if the House formally impeaches President Donald Trump over his correspondence with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Well, under the Senate rules, we’re required to take it up if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the Senate rules … It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up, based on a Senate rule on impeachment,” McConnell said today during an appearance on CNBC.

However, McConnell is misrepresenting the powers granted to the Senate under Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of the Constitution, which states as follows:

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The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

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While the Constitution makes it clear that the Senate has “the sole power to try all Impeachments,” it does not state that the Senate must try any impeachment proceeding that is approved by the House. If McConnell and Senate Republicans had the will, they could simply ignore the House’s impeachment vote.

It appears that McConnell is intent upon going through with the Democrats’ charade, as he has remained consistent on his position for months.

“If it [impeachment] were to happen, the Senate has no choice. If the House were to act, the Senate immediately goes into a trial,” McConnell said to NPR in March.

McConnell continues to play both sides of the fence, making light of the Democratic Party’s witch hunt while simultaneously being willing to entertain their impeachment endeavor if they are willing to take it far enough.

“If this all sounds familiar,” McConnell said last week referring to the impeachment drive from the Democrats, “that’s because at this time literally one week ago, the same Democrats were shouting about impeaching [Supreme Court] Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”

“That rush to judgment was on the basis of a sketchy story in a major newspaper that promptly had to publish an enormous correction,” he added, in a reference to the New York Times being caught circulating misleading news. “But one week later, here they go again: Threatening impeachment without the facts in hand.”

“While our friends across the Capitol rush to judgment and dive deeper into their nearly three-year-old impeachment addiction, we’ll stay focused on the American people’s business,” McConnell said to finish his thought.

President Trump is apparently realizing that his own party’s leaders may not have his back, and has escalated his Twitter assault against the over-reaching Democrats in recent days:

With McConnell seemingly unwilling to use his power to protect President Trump from this witch hunt, Trump will likely be without many allies inside the beltway as he fights on behalf of the American people against this unprecedented assault on democracy.

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President Trump’s Approval Rating Soars as the Public Increasingly Supports His Coronavirus Response

The public supports Trump’s crisis response.

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A Gallup poll has shown that President Trump’s approval rating has jumped to 49 percent as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

His approval rating has jumped five points in the past month. This matches his all-time high, which was previously achieved in late January and early February. Ninety-two percent of Republicans support the President, while 43 percent of independents and 13 percent of Democrats approve of Trump.

Americans also approve of the way President Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic. Sixty percent of Americans support Trump’s disaster response while 38 percent of Americans disapprove. Ninety-four percent of Republicans support his response, while 60 percent of independents and 27 percent of Democrats support how Trump has handled coronavirus.

“The Trump administration has received some criticism for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic — including that the president downplayed the threat, at least up until his nationally televised address on March 11,” Gallup noted in their report.

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“On March 16, Trump acknowledged the seriousness of the situation by urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and to have workers and students stay home if possible. The administration has had daily press conferences since then to update the nation on what the federal government is doing to address the situation,” they added.

It is not uncommon for an incumbent president to gain in popularity during a crisis, as every commander-in-chief in office during a serious threat has gained support from the public as a result.

“Historically, presidential job approval has increased when the nation is under threat. Every president from Franklin Roosevelt through George W. Bush saw their approval rating surge at least 10 points after a significant national event of this kind. Bush’s 35-point increase after 9/11 is the most notable rally effect on record,” Gallup noted.

Although he is peaking right now, President Trump has consistently shown strength in various polls for many months as the public realizes the fake news is lying about his administration:

New polling from Quinnipiac released Thursday shows President Donald Trump handily defeating every major Democratic presidential candidate in hypothetical general election matchups…

Well-known Democrats Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the most competitive candidates against Trump in the Wisconsin general election, and even they lose by a considerable seven points to the incumbent Republican president.

Even Pete Buttigieg, an Indiana mayor who claims to have a credible path to victory in midwestern states the President grabbed from the Democratic Party in 2016, appears nowhere near seriously competing in the state.

The polling suggests Democrats will have a serious uphill battle in order to contend for the electoral votes of midwestern states such as Wisconsin, in 2020 or other future Presidential elections.

President Trump’s polling in statewide and national surveys has consistently improved as the Democratic Primary erupts in contention, suggesting that the divisions within the Democratic Party may bode well for his re-election.

The state was formerly assumed to be a safe blue state, before Trump won its electoral votes in a shocking upset in 2016. Pennsylvania and Michigan also went Republican for the first time in decades in Trump’s victory, and will prove essential to the election in 2020. Polling of the latter two states shows closer general election contests than in Wisconsin.

President Trump is showing his leadership bona fides during the crisis, and the public is thrilled with the way he is handling the coronavirus pandemic.

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