Mark Meadows to GOP ‘moderates’ in Senate: ‘Voters will make you pay if you back impeachment witnesses’

Considering the president's sky-high approval rating among Republicans, this is a legitimate warning

By Jon Dougherty

(TNS) Retiring GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina didn’t sugarcoat a warning to so-called Republican “moderates” in the Senate: If they vote to support Democrats’ demands for witnesses, they will pay a political price the next election.



“I mean listen, I don’t want to speak for my Senate colleagues. But there are always political repercussions for every vote you take,” he told CBS News.

“There is no vote that is higher profile than this,” he added.

The Blaze noted further:

Republican centrists are under pressure to split with the caucus in the Republican-controlled Senate in order to allow Democrats to call witnesses who have not yet testified.

One such witness who could have a deleterious effect on the president’s defense is John Bolton, who served as the president’s national security adviser. He has reportedly made comments criticizing Rudy Giuliani’s quest to investigate Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.

Bolton also gave Democrats hope when a report claimed that his forthcoming book will bolster accusations against the president of a “quid pro quo” with the Ukrainian president.

Republicans have also warned Democrats that if they try to call new witnesses for the prosecution, this will open up opportunities for new witnesses for the defense, including Hunter Biden.

The ‘moderates’ in question include some familiar names: Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah; Lisa Murkowski of Alaska; Susan Collins of Maine; and Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Some of them are in competitive reelection races, but there is nothing more animating, politically, than an opposition party attempting to overturn the will of the people by impeaching, and removing from office, a president.


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And other indications are that impeachment isn’t moving the needle, politically speaking, meaning that Trump’s supporters are as dug in as they always were.

Plus, he enjoys high 80s-low 90s approval among Republicans — which goes to the heart of Meadows’ warning.

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Brewster
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Brewster

Republican centrists ???
RINO traitors !!!
Their constituents need to wake up. The RINOs should switch parties or get lost.

boyd
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boyd

THANKS, MARK. THE REPUBLICANS NEEDED TO HEAR THAT, CAUSE THE DEMONRATS ARE ALWAYS PUTTING THE SAME KIND OF PRESSURE ON THEIR OWN WHEN THE SITUATION ARISES, AND IT’S TIME THE REPUBLICANS DID THE SAME. PAM BONDI SHOULD HAVE PUT AN END TO ANY DEFECTING REPUBLICAN THINKING OF VOTING FOR HAVING ADDITIONAL WITNESSES COME FORTH. THERE ABSOLUTELY IS NO “THERE-THERE.” JUST A DISGRUNTLED, WORN OUT, HAWK TRYING TO SELL MORE BOOKS. ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT, LETS GET THIS OVER WITH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND GET BACK TO RUNNING THE COUNTRY. THE DEMONRATS HAVEN’T DONE A DAMN THING FOR 2 YEARS… Read more »

Jame
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Jame

It’s not the Senate’s job to call witnesses. That was the Houses Job and we all know how they failed to do that.

Now the Scamming CommieCorruptACrats wants the Senate to cover for their incompetent Impeachment Farce. The RePubs need to back hand Pelosi, and Schumer for not following the Rules. But Who ever said the Commies Follow Rules much less the Constitution. Simply put you do not Enable them…

.50cal
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.50cal

Magic Underpants—Mitt Romney of Utah
He-Face—Lisa Murkowski of the Alaskan bush pig association
Witchypoo—Susan Collins of Maine
Dirtfaggot—Cory Gardner of Coloradope

Natural Born Traitors —FOAD!

Robert
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Robert

‘Voters will make you pay if you back impeachment witnesses’… Of that they can be sure!

Buzz
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Buzz

We true Republicans and conservatives will remember how these RINOs vote and will hold them accountable on election day.

Curtis Bartley Jr
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Curtis Bartley Jr

He has got that right.

drdirt_atl
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drdirt_atl

If the Senate wants to join the House in investigating, we need to give this new alliance their proper place in the records.
The record should show:
Witnesses called and cross examined Dems 19* (one kept secret), President 0* **(not permitted), **(may change to one if dems permit).

Certainly a record to brag about at election time, or when your grandchildren ask you about it.

You might want to think about an amendment limiting the number of impeachments allowed per term, when the house and presidency are not held by the same party.

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Demsworstenemy
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Demsworstenemy

What am I missing here? We give aid to half the nations on the planet. many of which hate us. I think EVERY single foreign aid grant absolutely MUST have a “quid pro quo” attached to it, something that benefits the USA or NO AID! What OTHER reason should we give these ingrates a DIME? Get some bang for the buck or no buck at all. In this case, completely in alignment with the treaty OBAMA signed with Ukraine to weed out corruption, he asked the Ukraine President to “Do what he was elected to do.” So lwet’s impeach a… Read more »

Don L
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Don L

Make them pay? They could care since their leftist connections and supporters will fund them in their new Washington jobs anyways.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Sadly, people are just as likely to keep reelecting the failed RINOs who stab them in the back. And if anyone reading this didn’t already have a 100% expectation that McConnell would totally capitulate to Democrat demands then get your head examined. It was basically pre-determined.

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RLABruce
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RLABruce

Mitch McConnell is worthless! You can’t tell me he couldn’t exert enough pressure on GOP senators to refuse to hear witnesses. The House are the ones who gather evidence, including hearing witnesses’ testimony, then vote for or against impeachment based on that evidence–in this case, non-existent evidence. Then that non-evidence is presented to the Senate, which holds the trial and votes to either convict or acquit. PERIOD! They can’t continue the House’s job and continue gathering more lies and innuendo; they only vote.

Mitch–and the Dems he’s helping–need to read the US Constitution.

Mousey
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Mousey

Never forget the amazing ability of Republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory.

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