It was the ‘most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair’ impeachment inquiry in modern history’ conducted by House Democrats, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who spoke on the Senate floor Thursday.
McConnell slammed the Democratic prosecutors, specifically House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), for their ‘shoddy work product’ to charge the President with abuse of power and obstruction of congress saying she is newly apprehensive to bring the charges to the Senate where a trial is expected.
“When speaker Pelosi suggested that House Democrats may be too afraid to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate. Mr. President, it looks like the prosecutors are getting cold feet in front of the entire country and second guessing whether they even want to go to trial,” McConnell said.
The House voted late Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on the two charges. However, McConnell said, those charges show no evidence of a crime committed by the President.
“If the Speaker ever gets her house in order, that mess will be dumped over here on the Senate’s lap. If the Senate blesses this slap dash impeachment. If we say that ‘from now on this is enough,’ then we invite an endless parade of impeachable trials,’ he said.
Further, McConnell slammed the partisan process saying anger will now be the motivation for future trials and that impeachment will become a regular event. He said it signals that 130 years of adherence to constitutional procedure is over.