Democrats are ‘getting cold feet’: McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the chamber after the impeachment vote.
6:56 | 12/19/19

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Democrats found a good. What they've decided to do a long time ago. They voted to impeach. President drop. For the last twelve which house Democrats have conducted the most rugs. Least thorough. And most unfair impeachment inquiry. In modern history. Now. There are slapped Ashcroft. Has concluded and the first purely. Partisan presidential impeachment. Shows the wake of the civil war. The opposition to impeachment. Was bipartisan. Only one part. A one faction. Wanted this out. The house's conduct risk deeply damaging. The institutions. Of American government. This particular House of Representatives. As leftist partisan rage. At this particular president. Grade eight toxic new precedent. That will echo well into the future. That's what I'll order discussed. Right now. The historic degree to which house Democrats. Have failed to do their duty. And what it will man for the senate to do our. Let's run there's a reason. The impeachment inquiry that led to president Nixon's resignation required about fourteen months of hearings. Fourteen months. In addition to a special prosecutor's investigation. With President Clinton the independent counsels and car have been under way literally for years. Before the House Judiciary Committee actually dug out. Mountains of mount. Mountains of testimony. From firsthand backwardness. Serious legal battle to get oil is not shirt. This time around. House Democrats get all that. Spent just twelve weight. To overweight. More than a year appeared for an excellent. Multiple years of investigation for Clinton. And they've impeach president trump and Kuwait's. Speaker opposes house. Just gave in to a temptation. That every other house in our history. Has managed. To resist. They impeach a president whom they do not even allege has the matter of an actual crime known to our law. They've impeach simply because they disagree. With a presidential act. And questioned the motive behind. Show us look at history. Andrew Johnson impeachment involved around a clear violation of criminal statute albeit albeit on constitutional statute. Nixon had obstruction of justice they've development. Under our laws. Clinton had perjury. Also phoning. Democrats and after rush this. But they chose to stick to their political timetable at the expense of pursuing. More evidence. Through proper legal channel. Nobody batted chairmanship didn't else. He chose to. The Tuesday before left a lot television Adam Schiff explained to the entire country that of house Democrats. Had let the justice system follow its normal court. They might not have gotten to impeach the president and top of the auction. Now goodness. In action the courts were allowed to do their work. And Clinton the courts were allowed to do there are work. I only days house Democrats. Decided due process is too much work. Dan rather impeach. What no proof. Even vote or the house voted yesterday Democrats and artists started signal uneasiness. Uneasiness. Would that send brought up. Before the articles even pass the senate democratic later went on television. To demand that this body redo house Democrats. Homework for them. That the senate should supplement. Chairman shows sloppy work. So what is more persuasive. Ben chairmanship himself bothered. Tonight. Of course every such. Demand simply confirms that house Democrats have rushed forward to vacation. There is much too weak. Back in June. It's bigger blows who promised the house would. Build an ironclad case. Never about. She was basically promising impeachment month month. Before the Ukraine of else. But that's the separate matter. She problem. An ironclad. Case. And and mark. It's bigger blows you said. Impeachment is so divisive. To the country that are left there's something so compelling. And overwhelming. And bipartisan. I don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country. And quote. Other speakers don't. The standard. Shoe show. She's failed the country. Occasion not compelling. Not overwhelming and as a result not Bob part of if there was made clear to everyone earlier this week when senator Schumer begin searching for ways to sign it could step out of our proper role. And try to fix the house democrats' failures for them. Animated and more clear last fight when it's bigger polo as you suggested that house Democrats may be too afraid. Two Friday to transmit their shoddy work product to the Salina. The spread it looks like the prosecutors are getting cold fate. In front of the entire country. And second guessing whether they even want to go to drop. Decision pace it was so urgent that it could not even wait for due process but now they're content to sit on their head.

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