Rick Wilson has spent his entire career as a Republican operative. He was one of the wittiest GOP ad men out there, crushing Democratic hopes in race after race with ads that would be career-ending for anyone – that is, until Donald Trump’s candidacy. Wilson decided long ago that he could not only never support Trump, but that he would also call out his fellow Republicans for their lies and sycophancy. in defense of Trump’s corruption, lying, incompetency, and criminality. He is the best-selling author of the scathing tome Everything Trump Touches Dies, a columnist for the left-leaning Daily Beast, and a regular on liberal networks MSNBC and CNN.
Now, Wilson is out with a new Daily Beast column in which he absolutely eviscerates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for openly saying they are totally uninterested in a fair and impartial impeachment trial in the Senate once the House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump. Wilson rails at the two men, saying:
“The Republican Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, is now flagrantly, overtly telling America to f*ck itself, hard. Oh well. It was a nice republic while we had it.”
“There will be no impeachment trial to speak of in the U.S. Senate. There will be no accountability for Trump’s abuse of power and his extortion of a foreign leader to benefit his re-election campaign,” he continued. “There will be no blockbuster parade of witnesses like Mick Mulvaney, John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Pompeo. No documents will be produced. The people who could answer the real questions that speak to Trump’s intent and the reality of the Ukraine bribery scheme will never take the stand.”
Wilson also goes on to warn that Senate Democrats have no chance of achieving the goal of finding Trump guilty and removing him from office. The Trump takeover of the Republican Party is complete, and Wilson is unafraid to say so. There are always rumblings about how behind closed doors, Republican elected officials are just as horrified by Trump’s behavior and abuse of power as any liberal, Democrat, progressive, or left-leaning Independent voter or Never Trumper, but they will never, ever do anything about it. Wilson goes on to say:
“There are no heroes in the Senate GOP. Don’t wait for anyone to ride in on a white horse (or Rafalca) to save the day. Although it would take only four members to force McConnell to do the right thing, they live in abject terror of Trump’s rage and McConnell’s money and power. They could force a real trial, and bring Trump to heel, but they won’t. They could demand witness testimony and document production, but they won’t. Yes, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Martha McSally, Susan Collins, Corey Gardner and others could easily change the game. Even two of them working in concert could force the question.
But they won’t. It’s not happening.”
Wilson continues his takedown, this time going after Democrats who are on the fool’s errand of trying to turn GOP Senators who supposedly still have some integrity and love of country left in them: