By voting to impeach Trump on Wednesday, “Speaker Pelosi’s House just gave in to a temptation that every other House in our history has managed to resist,” moving to “impeach a president whom they do not even allege to have committed a crime” because they “disagree with a presidential act and question the motive behind it.”
(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media) On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned Democrats’ “partisan crusade” of impeachment, warning that Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives crossed a political “Rubicon” and “opened the Pandora’s box of subjective political impeachments,” a move that no previous House has done in American history….
Citing the Founders, he urged the Senate to fulfill its constitutional role and counter the passions of the House.
“The Senate’s duty is clear,” he declared. “Only one outcome will preserve core precedents rather than shatter them into bits in a fit of partisan rage.” McConnell urged the Senate to reject the articles of impeachment in order to “serve the stabilizing, institution-preserving, fever-breaking role for which the United States Senate was created.”
Indeed, the Founders conceived of the Senate as a check on the passions of the people as expressed by the House of Representatives. The Republican leader argued that the Senate was created for just such a time as this.