Our Hypocrisy is not like theirs, part 23

As the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins this morning, there has been a bit of focus on the oath that Senators have to swear in order to be jurors in the impeachment trial. That oath says:

Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, president of the United States, now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you god?

Senate impeachment oath

So, Mitch McConnell has been very open out the fact that he’s planning on coordinating with the White House with respect to Trump’s defense.

Which brings up a question: can a Senator be impeached for obstruction of justice?

The answer, it turns out, is no. Senators can be censured or expelled, but not impeached.

McConnell will not be censured or expelled because in order for that to happen, the Democrats would need to be in the majority. Heck, even Joseph McCarthy wasn’t expelled (although he was at least censured).

Too bad, though, because McConnell has done more to destroy the Republic than just about anybody this side of Donald Trump.

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A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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