GOP discussing a long senate trial to scramble the democratic primaries

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The Washington Post reported Wednesday that some Senate Republicans and advisers are having “closely held” discussions about the possibility of holding a lengthy Senate trial that kicks off in January in order “to scramble the Democratic presidential race.”

With the Iowa caucuses launching the presidential primary season on February 3, the trial could keep the six Democratic senators running for president, including high-polling candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, off the campaign trail during the crucial run-up to Iowa—and potentially into the primary season. “That might be a strategy,” Sen. Ron Johnson told the Post with a “coy smile” when asked about the reported plan.

The Senate's 2020 Democrats have emphasized their duty to put the trial ahead of their campaigning, and one advisor to a 2020 Senate Democrat told the Post the campaign had already started to rearrange its schedule in anticipation of a trial. While senators were already anticipating having to be present for the trial, the news that the timing may take place at the most inopportune moment possible would be more surprising, as the Post reports candidates had previously expected to leave Washington in time for their final pre-caucus push.

 
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How is it the Republicans are responsible for the Impeachment hearings taking the time of some of the Democrat candidates?

The Democrats started the Impeachment, when they are done ot moves to the Senate.

And, this is the Republicans fault how?

More dishonest articles from the Fake News MSM.
 
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How is it the Republicans are responsible for the Impeachment hearings taking the time of some of the Democrat candidates?

The Democrats started the Impeachment, when they are done ot moves to the Senate.

And, this is the Republicans fault how?

More dishonest articles from the Fake News MSM.
It's about artificially lengthen the impeachment process just to throw a stick into the spikes of dem senators running.

It's like not holding a hearing for a SCOTUS justice placement in Obama's last year of presidency, yet were RGB to retire at any time in 2020, you bet that Moscow Mitch will fill the seat in an election year, no questions asked.
It's shady GOP tactics, as always with this Senate. nothing fake about it.. nothing illegal about.
 
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It's about artificially lengthen the impeachment process just to throw a stick into the spikes of dem senators running.

It's like not holding a hearing for a SCOTUS justice placement in Obama's last year of presidency, yet were RGB to retire at any time in 2020, you bet that Moscow Mitch will fill the seat in an election year, no questions asked.
It's shady GOP tactics, as always with this Senate. nothing fake about it.. nothing illegal about.
No it's not.

None of that has not happened nor is there any real indication that it will happen.

In fact, the House isn't even done with the Impeachment to move it to the Senate.

This is about dishonest reporting from the Fake News MSM.
 

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How is it the Republicans are responsible for the Impeachment hearings taking the time of some of the Democrat candidates?
If you cannot understand how, then no one can help you. Normal-thinking Americans understand.
 
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The democrats hold the majority in the house and can conduct themselves as they choose.

Same applies to the republican majority in the Senate.

Tuff shit!!
 
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Kamala Harris has just suggested that maybe non senatorial candidates could stop campaigning in "unity" of the process so nobody has the edge. Yea like that will happen.
 
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The Washington Post reported Wednesday that some Senate Republicans and advisers are having “closely held” discussions about the possibility of holding a lengthy Senate trial that kicks off in January in order “to scramble the Democratic presidential race.”

With the Iowa caucuses launching the presidential primary season on February 3, the trial could keep the six Democratic senators running for president, including high-polling candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, off the campaign trail during the crucial run-up to Iowa—and potentially into the primary season. “That might be a strategy,” Sen. Ron Johnson told the Post with a “coy smile” when asked about the reported plan.

The Senate's 2020 Democrats have emphasized their duty to put the trial ahead of their campaigning, and one advisor to a 2020 Senate Democrat told the Post the campaign had already started to rearrange its schedule in anticipation of a trial. While senators were already anticipating having to be present for the trial, the news that the timing may take place at the most inopportune moment possible would be more surprising, as the Post reports candidates had previously expected to leave Washington in time for their final pre-caucus push.

Nothing too shocking here.

Politics is hardball and there ain't a lot of rules...


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