McConnell throws Trump under the bus on Ukraine call

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McConnell throws Trump under the bus, denies he ever spoke with him about Ukraine call

As news of William Taylor’s damning testimony circulates the Capitol, the Senate Majority Leader is hanging the president out to dry.

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The White House deputy press secretary tried to excuse the President’s offensive remarks and only made things worse.

The White House trashes William Taylor as a “radical” but doesn’t deny any of his testimony
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Trump floats Kellyanne Conway as his next White House Chief of Staff
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Feds charge top Trump donor for millions in illegal campaign contribution and foreign lobbying
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Trump’s quest for vengeance against John Brennan
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Today’s Action: Push key Senators towards impeachment

After months of denial, Trump’s own Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has admitted the president conducted quid pro quo against Ukraine, withholding congressionally approved funding unless the Ukrainian president agreed to interfere with our 2020 elections. Then, Mulvaney told the American public to “Get over it.” And five hours later, he walked back the statement entirely…but it’s too late.

This reveal has shaken several key Republicans, and deepened Democratic resolve to get to the bottom of Trump’s crimes. But while Democrats in the House carry out the investigation, it’s up to us to ensure the next step in the Senate goes smoothly.

If the House votes to impeach Trump, he’ll be placed on trial in the Senate to determine whether his crimes are worthy of removing him from office. It is entirely possible for Trump to be impeached, but not removed from office, and then run for re-election (though it would be a first) – so it is vitally important that we guarantee a fair and open trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, where many of Trump’s most loyal vultures will be taking every opportunity to obstruct justice.

Indivisible has identified the 13 Republican Senators who are most likely to swing toward impeachment. It’s all hands on deck to ensure Trump’s trial happens fairly and openly by calling voters in those states and asking them to make this demand of their Senator. Sign up for a shift today!

Trump is facing multiple whistleblowers who have all accused him of a crime he himself has admitted to publicly: using the influence and powers of his office for private gain against a political rival. Impeachment is on the horizon.

But Mitch McConnell has been the GOP’s biggest roadblock since well before Trump. McConnell blocked, unconstitutionally, Obama’s replacement for Supreme Court by refusing to hold a vote. And he has gleefully blocked over 150 House bills from ever reaching the floor of the Senate, denying them the chance to face a vote, from desperately needed election security to bipartisan gun reform to the Violence Against Women Act.

McConnell needs to feel the pressure from every single Senator, Democrat and Republican, to allow a fair, just trial of Trump’s crimes. Because if he doesn’t, his track record already tells us what comes next.

Help Indivisible make 1.1 million calls to voters in key states, connecting them to the Republican Senators most likely to support a fair and open trial of Trump’s crimes. Sign up for a shift today.

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