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If the Democrats want to send impeach President Trump and send the matter to the Senate for a trial, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s ready to stop it. Even if they don’t impeach Trump, McConnell’s still making the spectacle the centerpiece of his re-election bid.

According to The Hill, McConnell has launched a series of ads on Facebook in which the Kentucky Republican says the impeachment push stops “with me.”

“Nancy Pelosi’s in the clutches of a left-wing mob,” he says in one ad. “They finally convinced her to impeach the president. All of you know your Constitution, the way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority with me as majority leader.”

The ads have been running on Facebook since Sept. 27, which was three days after House Speaker Pelosi announced Democrats were moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.

Pelosi was targeted in another ad where the caption says that a “conservative Senate Majority is the ONLY thing stopping Nancy Pelosi from impeaching President Trump. Donate & help us keep it.”

Another ad includes a caption about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff. “BREAKING: Adam Schiff LIED. His office secretly coordinated with the source of this laughable impeachment inquiry. Help me stop it,” the caption on the advertisement reads.

All of the ads appear to feature the same video message from McConnell, albeit with different captions. Turning McConnell’s seat blue in a thoroughly red state is one of the Democrats’ more quixotic electoral projects.

In 2014, they thought they had a chance, as the polls stayed close until the Democratic candidate face-planted in the debate; McConnell won re-election by 15 points.

The 2020 race was also supposed to be close as Amy McGrath — a Marine veteran who had almost unseated a GOP congressman in the 2018 midterms — became the de facto front-runner and a potential spoiler as soon as she declared.

Her campaign has since been beset by a series of unforced errors.

If the facts on the Ukraine investigation remain what they are and Trump is still impeached, it could erode McGrath’s chances even further.

“Few issues energize conservative voters like liberal overreach and the Democrats latest outrageous attempt to impeach President Trump has activated our base to new heights,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement to The Hill.

For now, McConnell’s campaign seems to be betting on impeachment being a very bankable issue for them.

CNN reported that “from September 25 to October 1, McConnell’s official campaign account spent nearly $60,000, almost 43% of its spending on Facebook in the past year and a half, according to Facebook’s Ad Library report.”

A digital campaign consultant to McConnell told the network “that he’s been impressed by the return on impeachment-focused advertising,” CNN added.

“Clearly the issue of impeachment has excited our base across the Republican Party,” the consultant, Michael Duncan, said.

McConnell’s public statements on the matter have indicated he doesn’t think highly of the Democratic case against Trump.

In an interview with CNBC, he said the Senate would have “no choice” but to take up articles of impeachment if that’s how the House of Representatives votes.

“Well, under the Senate rules we’re required to take it up if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the Senate rules,” he said Monday.

While they “would have no choice but to take it up,” he added, “How long you’re on it is a whole different matter.”

What the impeachment process turns up remains to be seen, but if it’s what we have now, this is going to be perceived as a late-term attempt to upend the results of the 2016 election.

Thanks to the founders, we have a check on that: the fact that removing the president requires two-thirds of the Senate to do so.

Republicans currently control 53 seats in the upper house.

From the sound of things, unless more dirt comes to light, the party’s leader in the Senate is going to try to ensure any attempt to chase Trump from the Oval Office stops with him.

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20 Comments
  • mike dar says:

    The funny thing, the really funny thing about Pelosi being ‘highjacked’ by the far left? Impeach or not, the far left are going to use the results to get rid of Pelosi come Jan, 2021. Only successful impeachment would slow the Socialists from taking over the Dem Party. Pelosi and the DNC ran the Dem party to the left, accepting any dog or pony to the D.C. show, took Soros donations to no end.. and now Soros will put in 80 farrrr leftists in the 2020 Dem primaries.
    Pelosi is doomed, the Dem party is doomed, the Socialists rise and the ‘Squad’ take over leadership of the House of Congress.
    AOC will have Pelosi’s job, because Pelosi was willing to lay down with any flea bitten dog.
    Watch the 2020 Dem Primaries in the deep blue districts for 2020… Soros will buy, bribe or blackmail many corrupted old school Dems into hardly making an effort… just… as was done… for AOC in 2018. Will the RNC pay attention this cycle to Soros candidates? Well.. they did not in 2018!!!

  • Evangeline says:

    Thank-you, Mitch!

  • libsaredisgusting says:

    these dumbo-rats have been screaming Impeachment since Trumps first day in office and everything they tried has failed and has been proven to be false! What makes them think that this whole Ukraine thing would work? lol its actually flimsier than the Russian hoax was! Plus, in this one we even have Quid Pro Joe admitting to having the investigator of his son, fired in order for the Ukraine to get the funds we promised them! how is THAT being so over looked and Trump being blamed for doing the same thing? These dems are so stupid they cant even make up a decent high crime or Misdemeanor! lol

  • jimmie boswell says:

    the problem is when the democrats fascist constitution an laws are not in agreement with the u.s. constitution and federal laws.

  • Bill Van Dam says:

    Democrats truly are disturbed.

  • ELINOR A. DE MENDONCA says:

    Impeachment should be stopped before going to the Senate for Vote. The reason Dim Dems gave for impeachment has been dumped for being a major lie. Why have the Senate Vote on Nothing?

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