Trump impeached: Senate Republican leader describes move as ‘toxic’

US President Trump

US President Trump’s impeachment is the “most rushed, least thorough and most unfair” in history, the Senate’s Republican leader Mitch McConnell says.

That’s according to the BBC.

The Democrat-led House of Representatives had let its “partisan rage” create a “toxic precedent that will echo into the future”, he added.

But the Democrats’ Chuck Schumer said Mr McConnell had offered no defence of the president’s actions.

On Wednesday, the House voted to impeach Mr Trump on two charges.

The charges are that the president abused his power and obstructed Congress.

Mr Trump now faces a trial in the Senate – but the Senate is controlled by the Republicans, so it is highly unlikely he will be removed from power.

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28 Comments

  1. Annon
    December 22, 2019

    Just about anyone at the top in politics has to be dirty these days. They are just playing a game and wasting time and money in DC. They are all great buddies but are in competition for power.

  2. Daniel John Tanner
    December 20, 2019

    President Bone Spurs is a criminal, a narcissistic sociopath, and a rapist. He is a confidence artist and swindler.

  3. December 20, 2019

    Hello and good afternoon my people. First, I must say that I read the transcript and it show that Trump is a really dirty criminal because of what he wanted the president of Uknaine to do which was. To go on TV and say that Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden is under criminal investigation. This is the same guy, Trump who cheated on all three of his wives and he paid off two prostitutes to prevent them from talking about their sexual relationship with him. How can Trump be a Christian when he have three wives who’s alive. Nancy Polosi should hold onto the charges and don’t send it to the senate until after the 2020 Elections. The Democrats should make a commercial with the access Hollywood tape and the video with Trump,Epstien and the thirteen young girls partying in the VIrgin Islands on St James Island which is owned by Epstien.

  4. J.John-Charles
    December 20, 2019

    Let me wish the staff of DNO a merry Christmas, and remember Christ came to suffer in our place.So we will not have to suffer when we breathe our last breath here on earth.Let me also thank you 4 this avenue and may 2020 brings the best..
    It is not Mc Cornell’s job to defend the president.It is the House job,which is controlled by Democrats to prove their case.
    You asked members in Trump’s cabinet to testify and they take the matter to the courts to decide or the president claims.executive privilege, which is his right under the constitution.You have to let the judicial branch rule.Or you can take it to the courts and wait 4 the verdict.You can’t impeached the president.and if you do remember the Senate is controlled by Republicans.Since they impeached,the Republicans have received 200.000 new donors,all polls have Trump up, 4 members have voted with republicans and one Congressman Van Drew from N.Jersey have crossed over to Republican.266.000 new jobs for November,

  5. J.John-Charles
    December 20, 2019

    Eagle Eyed…
    There is no evidence. that Trump held money and asked. Zelensky to find dirt on Joe Biden.If he don’t, no money for him..Again I am challenging you.Have you read the telephone transcript.? I have, and you too can.Google it and then read it. and show us where Trump asked the Ukraine leader
    “Please do ME a favor.I want you to help me for the 2020 election.Find dirt on Joe Biden.And if you do, I will give you the money, if not, no money for you.
    In the conversation they never talked about quid pro quo.And when Trump said do “US” a favor he meant The people of the U.S and was talking about 2016 elections.He never once refers to 2020 elections. And when he said “US” favor, not Me.303 words are mentioned between favor and the name Biden.And it was Zelensky who first mentioned the former mayor of New York’s name then,Biden name came up.
    Of course if your source is CNN and others including Democrats, you will surely come to this fake conclusion.
    Please read the…

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    • December 20, 2019

      To: John J Charles

      Hello and good afternoon my people. Most of the people who’s following Trump are in a Cult just like they were with Jim Jones. Donald Trump isn’t a fool rather he’s very cunning and calculating. Trump found out the the Whistleblower who was listening to his call file a complaint. He then spoke to the Ambassador to Ukraine and that is when he (Trump) said he don’t want any Quid pro quo. He knew someone filed the complaint with the Inspector General of the Intelligence Unit, so he was trying to clean up his corrupted request. Mr Charles please get your head out of the sand.
      T–Traitor (Putin best friend)
      R–Russian mole
      U–Unethical (Trump University)
      M–money launderer
      P- Pussy grabber(access Hollywood tape)

      IMPOTUS–Impeached President Of The United States.

    • Eagle-Eyed
      December 20, 2019

      Mr John-Charles, i’m sure you are smart enough to realize that this impeachment wasn’t based solely on just the phone call or transcripts from it. It have every thing to do with events leading up to and activities post that phone call and the efforts that were made by Trump, Rudi and other Trump associates to try and cover his tracks. You should ask yourself if Trump didn’t have anything to hide, why did he go out of his way to try and ensure none of the main players, including himself appeared at the hearing to testify? You know why? It is because they know that if they appear at the hearing they would most like perjure themselves and end up in Jail. But based on the evidence provided by the whistle blower and others who testified at the hearing, i’m satisfied that there was enough evidence to impeach the President. We all know that the Republican controlled senate will most likely dismiss the charges but that will be a dangerous precedent set for future Presidents.

  6. J.John-Charles
    December 20, 2019

    Obama was president when Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Cremier or took over Cremier.The Ukraine government begged Obama, please sell us some weapons to defend our territory.He did not want to offend the Russian leader.Do you know what Obama did instead?He gave them blankets and other rations like what DA.received after hurricane Maria while Russia was doing havoc in Ukraine. And to show how he respest the Russian leader, he dropped them in Poland and the U.S. secretly used trucks and dropped them in Ukraine.Obama did not want Russia to know he was helping Ukraine.
    NOW see the difference.
    As Trump took office in 2017,HE GAVE THEM THE WEAPONS, even more than once in under 3 years and Obama stayed in office for 8yrs.
    Now the same democrats whose faces are covered with crocodile tears and are now saying. Putin is killing our friends by the hundreds every day, and Trump held back the money . DNO please ask them 4 me where were they 8yrs under Obama

    • December 20, 2019

      To : Mr Charles

      Hello and good afternoon my people. America have military bases in 107 Countries around the world so why is it ok for America to arm Ukraine to fight Russia. Would America like China to arm Mexico or Canada to fight America. At least thirty percent of Ukraine population is of Russian decent therefore Russia have an obligation to protect Ukrainenians of Russians decent. America must learn to look into a mirror and asked themselves if it’s ok for someone to do what they are doing to others. Mr Charles I hope Trump don’t seek Stephen Miller on you who’s implementing his immigration policy.

  7. J.John-Charles
    December 20, 2019

    When I say the 3 branches of the U.S government.I know the judiciary should not lean towards a political party.But if Trump can nominate another conservative judge on the supreme court,you would have 6 from 9.And maybe they might rule abortion illegal,and millions of babies will live and not be slaughtered……
    Lord,save us from the Democratic Party.

    • Made in China
      December 20, 2019

      Ginsberg will kick the bucket soon. Nobody lives forever and she’s well past due date. It’s pretty much inevitable. What these people fear is that their precious Roe v. Wade (read abortion) ruling will be ruled back somehow by the supreme court and their plot of mass child sacrifice will end.

      This democratic party is pure evil and its only because caribbean and black people are so politically illiterate and asleep that they support these people simply because they blind them with the racism nonsense.

  8. Good for them
    December 19, 2019

    At least the Americans can teach their President to respect their constitution. Our Prime Minister does not respect ours he does what he wants. I wish we could impeach him.

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    • Made in China
      December 20, 2019

      If you want to talk about constitution at least understand that impeachment does not equal removal. It’s just a show trial that will end with republicans voting largely in Trump’s favor. Things are not looking good for the democrats and this is a desperate attempt for them to claw back some public favor by finally bringing about the impeachment that they have been promising since the man set foot in the oval office.

      I don’t expect dominicans or even caribbean people living in the US to know any better. You all make it a mark of pride to be politically ignorant while at the same time being the first ones to give your opinion about things you have no idea about.

    • J.John-Charles
      December 23, 2019

      TONY
      Let me answer your question.First of all,your premise is filled with flaws.Let’s remember Ukraine is an independent country, and Crimier is part of Ukraine.Don’t they have the right to protect their territory? So you are OK for Russia, (because it is stronger,) just send it’s army and take over Cremier? And you are finding fault with the U.S.in helping the weak and vulnerable.?
      30% of Russians living in Ukraine, so what? They are Ok in where they called home, living in peace.
      The U.S is not a threat to any country.See how we are living in peace and prosperity here, especially under Trump.
      You remember what Grenada was going through in the early 80s, and it was a Republican president Reagan who brought peace.Cal Thomas once said
      “Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States dose not lead it,sometimes imperfectly,but mostly with honor-who will?”

      America is a force for good.No wonder millions all over the world are coming here every yr..
      God bless America…

  9. Channel 1
    December 19, 2019

    Even before Donald Trump got elected into office, some of these delusional democrats & their sycophants were clamoring for Trump to be impeached – such is their hatred of the man. Their Russia witch hunt failed; they now latch on to some Ukraine witch hunt.

    But dem better get ready for a Donald Trump victory in the US 2020 Presidential elections to be followed by what may very well be Ivanka Trump 2024 & 2028 US Presidential election victories.

    Stay tuned…

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    • Pipo
      December 19, 2019

      I bet you are also a Skerrit supporter, a man of the same ilk. Luckily in America they hold their leaders to account and we should do the same here.

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      • Channel 1
        December 20, 2019

        @Pipo – It is an absurd absurdity to liken Donald Trump – a President who has decided to put his country first [the America First doctrine], who has boosted the American economy significantly with record low unemployment, has fulfilled quite a number of his 2016 campaign promises in the space of just 3 years including acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel & has taken concrete steps to address the illegal immigration problem in the US among other issues, to Roosevelt Skerrit – a ……..(an uuummmmm)…………..an absolute DISGRACE of a leader.

        It’s despicable that in Dominica, the cabal in power seems to be practicing an ideology along the lines of ‘Bajans & other foreigners come First in Dominica whereas Dominicans are relegated to one after last in their own country’.

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        • Me
          December 24, 2019

          Trump puts Trump first, always did and always will. America was great before him. It was the “united” States, now it is divided, thanks to him. Divide et impera. Empires come and go and the Americans better remember that.

    • PRO
      December 19, 2019

      Are you a black person Channel 1? There’s no way you can be a black person / living in the US and speaking the way you do – you have to be a bot set up by Cambridge analytica

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      • Carpe Diem
        December 21, 2019

        @ PRO
        I am black and I approve Chanel 1’s message. I am tired of dumb black Americans just satisfied with being the Democrat’s sure fu… Go Trump! And yeah, there are millions of quiet blacks like myself who will go to the polls in 2020 and make sure Trump gives the Democrats 4 more years of TDS.

    • Not Pushing Daisies
      December 19, 2019

      Channel One, I do not know what frequency or wave band you have been tuned to; however, your source of information is definitely twisted.

      Your opinion is fraught with unfounded speculations and narrow minded partisanship which suggest you are eager to elevate Trump to martyrdom, sainthood and Mount Rushmore.

      My knowledge and understanding of Mr. Trump is rather extensive and allows me to state emphatically “no surprise here” with Congress’ decision to impeach Trump. A plurality of US citizens during the Watergate saga felt as you do until the tide of support shifted drastically and precipitously against President Nixon.

      As with Trump, Nixon and supporters were united in playing a game of denial and stone walling. That wall eventually crumbled and Nixon eventually left the office in disgrace even before official Senate impeachment.

      Your blind empathy for Trump might be better placed on President Obama whose legacy and reputation the current President is hell bent on…

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      • Made in China
        December 20, 2019

        The “legacy” of Obama is the legalisation of gay marriage nationwide, something that set the stage for all kinds of perversion to become mainstream. Within five years of this landmark decision we have drag kids, drag queen story hour, children being forced to have gender reassignment surgery and all kinds of other craziness.

        You claim to have extensive knowledge but yet you offer up not one shred of proof or evidence as to what this man is being impeached for. But time will tell. When this political theater ends you all will see what all this was really about.

    • J.John-Charles
      December 19, 2019

      The hate Democrats have for our beloved president.Have caused them to put the final nail in their own coffin, come 2020.And you can take it to the bank, They are giving back the 3 brances of government to Republicans on a silver platter.
      The executive,judiciary and legislative.
      As it was in the beginning (2017).So shall it be in the end (2024) At the end of his two terms.

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      • Channel 1
        December 20, 2019

        @J.John-Charles – That may very well happen. If you observed what happened in the UK recently with the general elections, the Labour party in the UK got a very bad beating because of its attempts to interfere/stall Brexit.

        The British people responded with a severe backlash against the Labour party & Jeremy Corbyn.

        I won’t be surprised if this Democratic party-led witch hunt impeachment saga in the US results in an even more resounding victory for Donald Trump & the Republicans in 2020 US elections.

    • Eagle-Eyed
      December 19, 2019

      So I take it that you are ok with the President abusing his power by withholding military aid (that was already approved by congress), to Ukraine or another country, unless they agree to dig up dirt on his main rival in order to help him win the elections next year. Would you think the same if it was a Democrat President doing the same? I guess not. Some of you Trumpsters think that he is above the law and can do whatever he want and get away with it yet these same republicans were prepared to hang President Clinton for just having an extra-marital affair. Do you see the hypocrisy there?
      I take it that you currently live in the US and haven’t had the experience of ICE knocking on your door to to determine whether you should be in the US or not. You should be careful what you wish for. a second Trump term might embolden them to do a lot more of that and you will find yourself on a plane back to DA.

      • Made in China
        December 20, 2019

        The problem is nothing you say here actually happened. And you can find the transcript of the call online and read it for yourself, instead of spreading lies and hearsay. I dare you to read that transcript. If you have a working brain and believe in intellectual honesty you will do that much. But I won’t expect much from people who support democrats.

    • J.John-Charles
      December 21, 2019

      Eagle Eyed
      Again, your argument is so weak.Bill Clinton was not impeached for “Extra marital affair” No,no, he was impeached for “Lying to a federal grand jury.” Not for sex.
      Let us say, I am illegal in the U.S.and ICE came knocking my door,who is to be blamed? the ICE agent doing his work, Trump,or myself for braking the law.?
      Don’t get me wrong,I know why some people over stay.But wrong is wrong.
      Let me remind you,Trump did not creat ICE nor did he creat deportation.Your pal Obama,deported more than my Trump.
      Merry Christmas

    • J.John-Charles
      December 22, 2019

      Tony you know you a lying,when you say,you read the transcript.Let me prove to you, that you are not even a good liar.
      No where in the transcript Where Trump asked the Ukraine president. To go on TV and announce that Joe Biden and his son is under investigation etc etcetera.
      I feel sorry for my fellow blacks,if you are one.

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