While Democrats are likely all talk and no action, in the scenario that they actually follow through on impeachment threats – Republicans in the Senate are ready to “quickly quash” those efforts.
If Speaker Pelosi forces the U.S. House to pass articles of impeachment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has broad authority to set the rules and ensure the briefest Senate trial.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to McConnell’s leadership team, said “nothing” would come of impeachment articles passed by the House.
Given the Senate GOP firewall, Cornyn, who’s also a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he doubts that Democrats will commence the impeachment process.
“It would be defeated. That’s why all they want to do is talk about it,” he said. “They know what the outcome would be.”
Other Republicans in the Senate predicted that impeachment attempts would go nowhere…
“I think it would be disposed of very quickly,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), another member of the Judiciary Committee, said he would support McConnell bringing the impeachment process to a quick close, and that any kind of extended trial would be “rewarding what I view as bad behavior on the part of the House.”
“We have to perform our constitutional duty, but if people think that we’re going to try and create a theater that could give you the perception that this is a matter that rises to the level of Watergate, that’s nonsense,” said Tillis.
The reality is that Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate – meaning there is no chance that President Trump could be convicted. Democrats know this, but despite "no collusion" conclusion of the Mueller report, they want to keep the impeachment issue alive for their base.
Voters are tired of impeachment talk. In fact, national polls show that the majority of Americans oppose impeachment proceedings against President Trump. It’s time Democrats in Congress focus on their jobs, legislating. They need to move past pointless and divisive distractions pushed by bitter liberals who have never accepted that President Trump won the 2016 election.