McConnell, Not Pelosi, Will be the One to Bring Down Trump.

It looks like a bus could be coming, and Mitch McConnell will do what’s necessary to protect his power.

Lauren Martinchek
Oct 12 · 3 min read
Photo via Mitch McConnell on Instagram

The last few weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind for the Republican Party. With more and more information coming out about Donald Trump’s illicit conversations with Ukraine and the resulting impeachment inquiry seemingly by the hour, it’s been difficult to keep track of it all. Even harder to keep track of are the countless number of politicians and pundits on either side of the political isle with various opinions and talking points on the matter, making their appearances on whatever news network will have them to make their views known to the public.

But perhaps more notable than the individuals ready to talk, is the arguably most critical voice involved that has been incredibly quiet, and in the end it will be his voice that could potentially determine the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Throughout a political career that has spanned decades, Mitch McConnell has been no stranger to making calculations that will benefit his career as well as the Republican Party at large. Regardless of how much those of us on the left might thoroughly despise him, there is absolutely no denying that he is a smart man who has been incredibly successful at implementing the agenda of the elite he so willingly represents.

In the midst of an impending scandal as large as the one involving President Trump and the Ukraine, there is no question that Mitch McConnell is waiting in the shadows, biding his time until he determines which way the wind is blowing. While the President himself may be too dense to realize it, Mitch McConnell and others in the Washington circle know this has implications that reach much farther than the White House.

While Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the one with the power to impeach the President, the power to call for a vote on conviction lies with Mitch McConnell as the Senate Majority leader. Regardless of what happens, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly even if he were to resign, and it will take someone with a spine to bring him down. But mark my words: everything that McConnell decides to do will come down to the political ramifications for the Republican Party, and with each passing day Donald Trump becomes more and more of a liability. A bus is ready in the waiting, and he will be more than ready to throw the President under it if necessary.

The moment that Senator McConnell makes the determination that President Trump could cost Republicans their hold of power in the Senate, or cost them even more seats in the House, he along with other members of Republican leadership will urge him to resign, or vote to impeach if he refuses to do so. The fact that support of impeachment continues to grow, while McConnell’s silence gets louder and louder, leads me to believe that he is carefully considering this option. In the end, it will be McConnell, not Pelosi or Democratic Leadership, who could potentially bring Trump’s presidency to an end.

Lauren Martinchek

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Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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