The news is out: [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was branded a “perjurer” Thursday by former President George W. Bush’s ethics chief, after the Republican senator took an oath swearing impartiality in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
McConnell has explicitly indicated he has no intention of being impartial, vowing to work closely with White House counsel and Trump as the trial approached. Richard Painter, Bush’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007, denounced the senator on Twitter for contradicting himself by taking the oath.
“This man just swore an oath saying the exact opposite. This man is a perjurer,” Painter tweeted, accompanied by a December NPR article featuring McConnell vowing to be anything but partial in the trial.]
Moscow Mitch should go to jail if he perjures himself.