WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Democrats opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump drag on into day five in a performance worthy of Groundhog Day. It’s the same baseless argument, with no factual evidence, while trying to hide their own heaping pile of corruption and malfeasance. If only Bill Murray were starring in this drama instead of Adam Schiff.
At this point, it is so redundant and boring that our own Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) was observed playing with fidget spinners to pass the time. Burr reportedly provided the fidget spinners and other doodads to his colleagues as well. This week was Burr’s turn to host the GOP lunch, so he took the opportunity to help members avoid dying of boredom with toys and Carolina BBQ.
From Roll Call:
“[…] Each week a different Republican senator hosts the lunch, which is always a favorite event. This week it’s Burr’s turn.
The Tar Heel State Republican is hosting a “Carolina Cookout,” according to a menu obtained by CQ Roll Call. The Intelligence chairman is serving up what looks like a Fourth of July feast.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, sweet potato fries, mixed green salad and potato salad will be offered. And because there’s apparently never enough candy or sweets for an impeachment trial, Burr will also be serving up ice cream sundaes. […]”
There are no phones or electronic devices allowed, and they can’t talk, so members have been reading, sketching, and fidgeting while the House impeachment managers drone on with empty nonsense fueled solely by distaste for this president. All with a full belly. It seems to point to a Senate GOP that has already found Democrats’ redundant arguments to be utterly void of evidence for impeachable or even inappropriate offenses.
After the President’s defense team responds with their opening arguments — 24 hours over three days — the question of witnesses will come to a head. That struggle could mean the difference between an acquittal in a week or so, or a trial that drags on for weeks or months.
It all goes live again today at 1 PM EST.