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‘History Is Watching’: McConnell’s Hometown Newspaper Sends Him Dire Warning Over Impeachment Trial

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The Louisville Courier-Journal slammed their local senator, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) on Thursday over his handling of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

Editor Kent Greenfield wrote an editorial for the Courier-Journal arguing that McConnell will be violating his oath to office if he chooses to hold an unfair impeachment trial.

“The framers wanted to make sure the Senate would never take such a trial lightly — this oath requirement is over and above the oath each senator has already taken to support the Constitution,” he writes. “The Constitution does not set out the text of the trial oath, but the Senate rules do. Senators will ‘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.’”

McConnell, Greenfield claims, has already given multiple indications that he will not be a fair or impartial juror in the president’s Senate trial, and has even said that he is coordinating with the White House to manage the trial.

“Short of declaring war, the Senate is about to conduct its gravest and most serious constitutional obligation — to exercise the ‘sole power to try’ impeachments,” he concludes. “All senators should take their obligation of faithful impartiality seriously, especially McConnell. History is watching, and it will be a harsh judge.”

You can read the entire piece HERE.

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