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Moscow Mitch broke Senate Oath to ‘do impartial justice’ and must recuse himself from Trump’s trial

12/14/2019 10:30 am ET Sneha Konda

Rep. Demings says Mitch McConnell should excuse himself from Trumps impeachment trials after controversial statementsRep. Demings says Mitch McConnell should excuse himself from Trumps impeachment trials after controversial statementsRep. Demings says Mitch McConnell should excuse himself from Trumps impeachment trials after controversial statements

After Mitch McConnell admitted on Fox News the Senate impeachment trial will be a sham with a guaranteed acquittal, Rep. Val Demings (D - FL) made a compelling case that McConnell must recuse himself from the trial because of a lack of impartiality.

Demings sits on the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees overseeing the impeachment. She noted that the Constitution’s Article 1, Section 3 states: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation.”

The “Oath” is defined by Senate rules, as The Hill reported Friday. It would read (emphasis added): “I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of [President Trump], now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.”

Moscow Mitch has made clear he is anything but impartial. The Senate Majority Leader told Fox’s Sean that Trump’s lawyers will effectively be running the trial, “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with the White House counsel. There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this to the extent that we can.”

Equally shocking, he told Hannity, “We know how it’s going to end. There’s no chance the president’s going to be removed from office.”

Watch the video here:

That video is disqualifying.

Demings noted that McConnell’s statement went against current Senate rules. She further said there was a conflict of interest in this case because Mitch isn’t just a member of the jury, he’s also acting as Trump’s defense attorney. In a statement, she said,

“No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused’s defense attorney. The moment Senator McConnell takes the oath of impartiality required by the Constitution, he will be in violation of that oath.”

Clearly, McConnell cannot possibly swear under oath “in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of [President Trump], now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. So help me God.”

So McConnell must recuse himself, and all those who believe in America and the Constitution should call on him to do so.

This whole saga has caused the hashtag #MoscowMitchMcConnell to trend on Twitter again.

Americans aren’t happy because the Kentucky rep’s statements were perhaps the opposite of what “impartial” stands for.

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