"I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that he'll have a better shot at getting elected while also seeing the likelihood that the House will lose a lot of seats to Republicans", Gabbard said, in a one-on-one interview with ABC News in Hudson, New Hampshire.
"It's unclear what Pelosi and McConnell may do in their game of constitutional chicken between now and when the House reconvenes in January, but one thing is clear: Trump was impeached", Turley wrote. But critics noted that the White House's refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas was part of the reason why Trump had been impeached. "The Framers set a two-thirds requirement for conviction, because it knew that some impeachments might be pure political exercises".
The Republican party now holds a majority presence in the Senate, with 53 seats to Democrats' 47.
However, she said McConnell's comments were just plain wrong.
McConnell, a Kentucky Republican and the most powerful member of the Senate, has suggested he wants to quickly acquit Trump of both articles of impeachment, potentially without allowing a single witness to testify. He joins us for the hour to discuss the impeachment process, the 2020 election and why he thinks Trump would win re-election today.
The 38-year-old Hawaii congresswoman initially did not back the impeachment inquiry into President Trump because she was afraid it would be "terribly divisive".
Mr McConnell on Monday said that Republicans had not ruled out hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial of the Republican President.
The Senator (who also opposed Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, though she ultimately voted "present" to offset the missing vote of one of her absent colleagues) doesn't exactly have a favorable view of Nancy Pelosi, either. "There will be no difference between the president's position and our position as to how to handle this to the extent that we can". A Ukrainian gas company had hired Hunter Biden when his father was vice-president and the Obama administration's point man on Ukraine. "To me, it's a tactic", said Braun. Yes, Donald Trump will probably tweet something mean about her but it shouldn't be that rare-and it's really not that difficult-to call out Mitch McConnell for so gleefully violating his oath of office.