Per Newsweek, 71% of Republicans want Mitch McConnell to call witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial. Other polls I’ve come across indicate that the majority of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, don’t want a whitewashed trial. They want to know the facts and have this trial be legit. As of now, it looks like McConnell is trying to do everything he can to make this trial a cover up. I’m curious to get everyone’s thoughts on how McConnell is playing this. Specifically, how you think this will play out for him in the long haul if he gets his way.
I get the sense McConnell doesn’t care what the majority of Americans or Republicans voters think. I think he wants to get Trump off even if it’s the unpopular thing to do. Am I wrong in this assertion?
The million dollar question is what I posed above: Is McConnell playing with fire, asking to get burned or does he know what he's doing?