Let’s quit pretending that there is any suspense in this process playing out in the Senate. There isn’t. These so-called “wavering” Republicans will not cross Trump. (And if any do, it won’t be in enough numbers to change what is about to happen.)
There are a lot of vulnerable Senate Republicans up for reelection this year in purple states: McSally (AZ), Collins (ME), Ernst (IA), Gardner (CO), Perdue (GA), Loeffler (GA) and Tillis (NC).
If they want to aid and abet this Trump/McConnell orchestrated cover-up, call them out by name starting TODAY and do not let up.
Make these purple state senators the focus of this entire impeachment proceeding at every opportunity. Bring their names up whenever procedural or process matters are debated or discussed, both on the Senate floor and in media appearances.
Democratic interest groups and PACs should start advertising in each of these purple states TODAY. Do not wait, do not hesitate.
Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, if you guys want to be heroes, start spending the hundreds of millions you’ve been dropping to promote yourselves, and direct all of that money to going after these vulnerable Republicans in purple states. DO IT NOW.
We cannot control the outcome of this sham trial. Trump will be acquitted by Republican senators who only care about power and not about the greater good of our democracy. We need to make them pay in November in the way that will make Mitch McConnell cry. (And while we’re at it, we should be going after McConnell in Kentucky and Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, too.)Make them pay. Be relentless. Be brutal. Crush them.