Impeachment: Stephen Colbert thinks Mitch McConnell opened the door to conviction

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) /

Stephen Colbert says that Senator Mitch McConnell may be setting up President Donald Trump to be convicted

President Donald Trump was impeached for a second time yesterday by the House of Representatives. A trial in the Senate before he leaves office seems unlikely but that doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t be held accountable. Stephen Colbert’s monologue on Wednesday night explained how Senator Mitch McConnell may be the key.

House Democrats along with 10 Republicans voted to impeach President Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” The Senate is not scheduled to come back into session until Jan. 19, leading to legal debate over conducting an impeachment trial against a former president.

But Democrats are set on holding President Trump responsible for the attack on the Capitol. and while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to call an emergency session, that doesn’t mean he’s against impeachment or conviction.

Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert’s monologue reacted to reports that Sen. McConnell is leaning towards convicting President Trump. Colbert was just as surprised as anyone to hear that news:

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There really isn’t anything left that a Republican can do that will earn Stephen Colbert’s respect. He did applaud Representative Liz Cheney and the other GOP members who voted for impeachment. But there were far too many other chances for Republicans to break ranks with the president and they failed to do so.

Mitch McConnell is certainly not going to get praise from Colbert. Despite reports that Sen. McConnell now hates President Trump and believes he committed impeachable offenses, Colbert is sarcastic in calling McConnell courageous.

Sen. McConnell’s support for convicting President Trump opens the door for other Senate Republicans to do the same. Again, Colbert doesn’t waste his time trying to appeal to these Senators. Instead, the comedian jokes that more Republicans will do the right thing if they managed to get a spine in time.

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