WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under it’s own inertia, the impeachment process is moving forward with the commencement of trial processes Tuesday. When the stage is set and it all kicks off around 12:30 PM, you can watch the Senate version of The Big Impeachment Show live below. Behind the scenes though, helping to maximize Trump’s defense, will be someone familiar to North Carolinians.
Congressman Mark Meadows will be one of eight House members helping the president’s Senate trial defense with messaging and the like.
Trump announced the House member posse would be ‘warriors’ for his defense. In a statement the White House said they will “serve as part of his team working to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment.” Adding that, “Throughout this process, these Members of Congress have provided guidance to the White House team, which was prohibited from participating in the proceedings concocted by Democrats in the House of Representatives.”
In addition to Meadows, Republican Reps. Doug Collins (GA), Mike Johnson (LA), Jim Jordan (OH), Debbie Lesko (AZ), John Ratcliffe (TX), Elise Stefanik (NY) and Lee Zeldin (NY) will serve as a behind the scenes asset to reinforce Trump’s defense team.
According to POLITICO, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and even allies within the White House opposed the idea. We know Meadows has been close with the president for sometime now, rumored to perhaps be joining the administration in wake of his recent retirement from Congress. His growing influence may have helped override the opposition to stack his defense with true warriors that will not only help defend the president, but have the ability to wage an effective offensive strategy that exposes the Democrats on Capitol Hill for what they are.
Meadows, true to form, is already on the attack.
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) January 21, 2020
It’s ridiculous to suggest the Senate GOP is “covering up” anything if they simply try the same case House Democrats passed. Give me a break.
Democrats had their chance. They wrongly thought their case was strong enough and passed it.
They have no one but themselves to blame.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 21, 2020
Much of the American public, meanwhile, has long since tired of The Big Impeachment Show, if not been outright turned off by it all, judging by the ratings trajectory. But the driving factor — Democrats’ desperation to rid themselves of Trump — is as powerful as ever, and so the torrent of manufactured crises to remove him will only become more pronounced the closer we get to elections.
President Tump, currently in Davos throwing cold water on the global elite’s hypocritical and unwarranted hysteria about impending man-made climate disasters. As the trial kicks off this week, he’s pinned a new tweet to the top of his infamous twitter page; it’s a reelection ad, and it’s strong.
THE BEST IS YET TO COME! pic.twitter.com/YBMOBurdHQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2020
Democrats will wage their war on Trump, but it’s hard for even legitimate Trump critics to think one of the current crop of Democratic Socialists will be able to beat him after a truly Trumpesque record over his first time.
Recall the snickers from the Left, the media, and the Establishment on the 2016 campaign trail when Donald Trump would say something along the lines of, “We’re going to have the best economy and unemployment you’ve ever seen in the history of this country, if I’m elected president.” Now, consider making such a grandiose and confident promise, and then actually delivering record smashing, all-time-best numbers across employment categories and capital markets (Joe America’s pension and 401(k)) and still climbing.
That’s the Trump case for reelection. The Democrats’s case, as you’re currently seeing, is that we must remove him from office by force, just, because…
Good luck with that.