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I’m a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah:

Seems relevant:

. . . We don’t need a criminal lawyer, we need a *criminal* lawyer, part whatever:

. . . McConnell announcing that if the House impeaches the Senate will hold a trial seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle today.

People who predicted McConnell wouldn’t even hold a trial were ignoring that the current Senate rules require a trial, and that changing those rules requires a majority vote. The idea that McConnell could just force the entire GOP caucus to go along with simply ignoring articles of impeachment was always unrealistic, politically speaking.

Now what that trial looks like remains to be seen, but once you’re committed to holding one things get a lot trickier if you want to maintain a completely sham process.

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