Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy remains a thorn in the side of Democrats. No one has done more to call out and destroy corrupt Democrats than he has over the years.
But things kicked up a notch this week when Gowdy revealed a big secret about the looming impeachment trial in the GOP-controlled Senate.
During an appearance Tuesday morning on Fox News, the former South Carolina lawmaker revealed the Senate impeachment trial will begin next week, said both sides will likely be able to call witnesses, and that it won’t last longer than 6 weeks.
Gowdy also joked that 6 weeks was too long, calling it “cruel and unusual punishment.”
“Talk about cruel and unusual punishment for my fellow citizens. Make them watch this group quasi-litigate this case. That is torture,” Gowdy jokingly began.
“It’s not gonna last six weeks,” he added, laughing.
The Democratic-controlled House will vote — and pass — a resolution on Wednesday to officially transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.
Gowdy relayed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to begin the trial as soon as next Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Rounding out his comments on Fox News, Gowdy said he thought the Senate simply voting to acquit Trump wouldn’t be smart.
He argued that Republicans should give the president a fair opportunity to defend himself and make it clear to the American people that he did not do anything wrong and that Democrats are only playing politics.
“I don’t support the motion to dismiss because people don’t like things being summarily dismissed,” Gowdy said. “Let the House present its case … they’re the ones that want to remove a duly elected president. They have the burden of persuasion. Let them go, then you can entertain a motion to dismiss … at the end.”
At this point, almost everything has come to fruition. We know how this is going to play out.
Will Trump be completely acquitted and fully exonerated in the Senate? Yes.
Will McConnell recuse himself from leading the Senate impeachment trial into Trump? Not a chance.
Democrats are well-aware that there is no mathematical way Trump is ever going to be convicted.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.
To impeach and remove him from office, Democrats need 67 total votes.
That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of convicting Trump and having him removed from office.
That is never going to happen.
Beyond that, it appears the Democrats latest stunt will soon be over and Trump will be fully acquitted.
Finally, the other team is up to bat and Democrats are already complaining that the Senate trial — which has not even happened — it totally unfair.
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting millions of dollars from taxpayers to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
And McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial moves into the Senate.