by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
In early December 2019, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, said, “There’s no chance the president’s going to be removed from office.”
So much for impartiality. Like many who have been observing the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, I found it strange that no witnesses were allowed and the U.S. Senate would thwart the collection and presentation of evidence which clearly shows that Donald J. Trump has been acting more like a Mafia boss than the leader of the most powerful country in the world.
Donald J. Trump has established a clear pattern of orchestrating attacks against his political opponents. He did it to Hillary Clinton and he repeated it again with Joe Biden.
Mitch McConnell decided long ago that he would take his chances and throw his support behind President Trump – no matter how convincing the evidence or how heinous the crime.
Donald J. Trump needs “fixers” and “dirty tricksters” and “bag men” who will do his dirty work. Those are very serious allegations.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani replaced Roger Stone and Michael Cohen. The president forgot to read the book on plausible deniability. You don’t go on national TV and say you don’t know a person and then that person, Lev Parnas, produces photos, videos and documentation which clearly shows that the president of the United States of America continues to fabricate lies.
November 2020 will be here much sooner than you think and then, no matter what happens at this farcical impeachment trial, the people will have their say.
Perhaps it is all right – the economy is good, isn’t it? So we just pretend like it is OK to send strange individuals to bully and intimidate our U.S. ambassadors and diplomats. Something is very wrong here.
Let’s take a look at the words and comments of U.S. Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat from Florida who is a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Demings said: “The Constitution requires that after Articles of Impeachment pass the House of Representatives, the president must be given a fair trial in the Senate. Sen. Mitch McConnell has promised to sabotage that trial and he must recuse himself. No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused’s defense attorney.”
Nevertheless, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts doesn’t seem to have a problem with McConnell or the absence of witnesses or the decision to not collect nor pursue relevant leads and evidence! If you ask me, it is not just Donald J. Trump who should be tried for high crimes and misdemeanors.
What truly amazes me is how Hillary Clinton aggressively attacks Bernie Sanders in a recent interview but does not have the same fire and passion in regard to a president whose base continues to chant, “Lock her up!”
The Trumps, the Clintons, they both believe that we are all fools. A tweet here, a tweet there: “My re-election is a forgone conclusion,” thinks Trump. November 2020 will be here much sooner than you think and then, no matter what happens at this farcical impeachment trial, the people will have their say.
Lastly, one last quote from Rep. Demings about “our man” Mitch McConnell: “The moment Sen. McConnell takes the oath of impartiality required by the Constitution he will be in violation of that Oath.”
Dare to struggle, Dare to win. ALL Power to the People.
Keith “Malik” Washington is assistant editor of the Bay View, studying and preparing to serve as editor after his release in 2021. He is also co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. Visit his website at ComradeMalik.com. Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 34481-037, USP Pollock, P.O. Box 2099, Pollock LA 71467.