USA-Republicans: Elephants in their glass shop

USA-Republicans: Elephants in their glass shop
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27 January 2020
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On Monday, Associated France Press (AFP) journalist Ariela Navarro, who has followed Donald Trump’s political trial, anticipated his victory.

Then, she describes the ways that should guarantee it.

Firstly, the rules approved for its development, because they show the cohesion of the Republican majority, fact that envisions a likely absolution of the president.

So much so that, he said from Davos, where he’s taking part at the World Economic Forum (WEF), he expects that the Republican majority will acquit him quickly.

AFP recalls that on Tuesday Democrats and Republicans sparred for thirteen hours over the impeachment proceedings.

It also draw attention on the failure of Democrats’ repeated efforts to subpoena “key witnesses” or obtain blocked documents.

It’s worth underlining that the Senate is currently composed of 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats, for a total of 100 seats.

According to the French news agency, “the tight control exerted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a sign of how the impeachment trial will develop.

Another interesting nuance revolves around how Trump embraces the Republican strategy to evade the democratic efforts to subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton with the excuse that it would represent a problem for this kind of activity.

On this matter Trump pointed out:

“He knows what I think about leaders. What happens if he reveals what I think about a certain leader and it isn’t very positive?.” AFP recalled that the 100 members of the Senate would return to the Capitol Hill this week, now to hear the House lawmakers who will act as prosecutors.

An analysis of what has happened so far seems to show the aggressiveness with which the GOP assume the impeachment trial against Trump, and the president’s considerable confidence in the victory.

In the style of anticipated winners, they act during the trial like elephants in their glass shop.

Translated by Jorge Mesa Benjamin / CubaSi Translation Staff

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