WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate will vote on whether or not to allow further witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. It comes down to a handful of Senators on the fence, but the whip count may be leaning toward no witnesses, and a conclusion .
Senator Lamar Alaexander (R-TN) previously undecided, has indicated that he will not vote for more witnesses as the case has been made, and even if the additional witnesses further fuel the Democrats’ embellished accusations, the charges themselves do not even rise to the level of impeachment. It’s the same story we’ve heard from several senators emerging from the proceedings.
Who’s left then? Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The Senator from Utah taken a sanctimonious stand to hear it all out, but he could be all alone if he were to follow through. Murkowski reportedly had a one on one private meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a rare occurrence apparently, suggesting she has been convinced of the prudence in voting to go ahead and end this sham.
North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) is predicting that the, “Democrats impeachment dreams are slipping away.” He’s been working behind the scenes, and on TV screens, to help the president’s defense team.
Meanwhile, Trump and his speechwriters are busy crafting an address to congress for his fourth State of the Union Address (SOTU). For any other president, that may be an awkward appearance before the body that just impeached you. For President Donald Trump, however, it is an arena in which he typically thrives.
Thus far his SOTU addresses have followed a more traditional form of decorum relative to Trump’s campaign style. While the president would do well to maintain that sense of decorum, this speech is likely to be the most ‘Trump-esque’ of any yet. He’ll take the dais months before reelection, with potential opponents in the crowd; in the lions den where Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats just impeached him; and more good news to share on the state of the Union than one cans shake a stick at. Do you think Trump will be…tentative? Our thoughts exactly.
All of it kicks off at today at 1:00 PM. Will they end it now, or are we in for weeks more of a political witch hunt the American people have long since tired of? Find out below.