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Gutless Republicans Endorse Insurrection, Acquit Trump at Impeachment Trial

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Floridatexan

Floridatexan

Seven Republicans joined the Democrats and independents in voting for a conviction

By PETER WADE


The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit former president Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial. Seven Republicans joined the Democrats and two independents in voting to convict, but the Senate fell short of the 17 Republican votes required for a two-thirds majority.

All 43 votes to acquit came from Republicans. The Republicans who broke with the majority of their party to convicting are:

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah)
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.)

Trump was impeached for “inciting violence against the Government of the United States” during the events on and leading up to January 6th as well as his efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

The Senate trial came to a close Saturday afternoon following a back-and-forth in the morning around allowing witnesses to testify. Although the Senate voted 55-45 to allow witnesses Saturday morning after Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) came forward with details about a call between Trump and Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, impeachment managers and Trump’s defense lawyers reached a deal to bypass witness testimony. Instead of having Herrera Beutler testify, they entered her statement about the call into the official record.

It was a bizarre impeachment trial where the location of the trial was also the scene of the crime, and the jury was composed of victims of the attack. The Republicans’ refusal to convict Trump, even though his actions threatened their own safety, underscore the constitutional crisis we are living in.

As impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said in his closing arguments, “This trial, in the final analysis, is not about Donald Trump. The country and world know who Donald Trump is. This trial is about who we are, who we are.”

He continued, “Are we going to defend the people who defend us? Not just honor them with medals, as you rightfully did yesterday, but actually back them up against savage, barbaric, insurrectionary violence?”

Apparently, the answer to his question is no.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-acquitted-impeachment-trial-1128187/

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This is no surprise. Now it's time for the criminal prosecutions (and some civil as well.)

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Floridatexan

Floridatexan

Here's a prime example of Trump Derangement Syndrome. It's not a problem for Democrats, or even some principled Republicans, but a mental disorder suffered by millions of brainwashed Trump followers. It's a letter to Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) written by one of his cousins and signed by 11 members of his family, following his vote to impeach Trump for inciting the riot at the Capitol.

"Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and to God! We were once so proud of your accomplishments! Instead, you go against your Christian principles and join the "devil's army" (Democrats and the fake news media). How do you call yourself a Christian when you join the "devil's army" believing in abortion! We thought you were "smart" enough to see how the left is brainwashing so many "so called good people including yourself and many other GOP members. You have even fallen for their socialism ideals! So, so, sad!

President Trump is not perfect, but neither are you or any of us for that matter! It is not for us to judge or be judged! But he is a Christian. (If God can forgive and use King David in the Bible, He can do the same with President Trump.) Franklin Graham, Robert Jeffress, to just to name a few, of many Pastors who mentor President Trump, know that he is a believer!

Obviously, you did not hear President Trump's "Christmas Message" to the American people (fake news media did not cover his message) where he actually gave the plan of salvation, instructing people how to repent and ask the Savior into their heart to be "Born Again"! (To believe in John 3:16) When was the last time you proclaimed your faith Adam? (Oh, we forgot you now belong to the "devil's army.") You won't convince us otherwise with your horrible, rude accusations of President Trump! (To embrace a party that believes in abortion and socialism is the ultimate sin.) We should list even more grievances against you, but decided you are not worth more our time to list them. We have said enough!

You should be very proud that you have lost the respect of Lou Dobbs, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Greg Kelly, most importantly in our book, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh and us!
It is now most embarrassing to us that we are related to you. You have embarrassed the Kinzinger family name!

We are not judging you. This letter is our opinion of you!

Oh, by the way, good luck in your fund raising endeavor. We are sure we know there are many other good GOP and CHirsitans (sic) supporters that feel the same way we do. Also very disappointed with the many other GOP that have sided with the Democrats. (We should demand our money back!)."

https://www.alternet.org/2021/02/adam-kinzinger/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6578

(also published at WaPo and NYT)

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Here's Kinzinger in an interview with CBS. I don't often have anything good to say about Republicans, but I admire this one.



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PkrBum

PkrBum
You still can't recognize a pattern yet? Really? You got lead around on a leash for four years.

Humans used to be so good at recognizing patterns. Not a good sign for humanity.

Telstar

Telstar
PkrBum wrote:You still can't recognize a pattern yet? Really? You got lead around on a leash for four years.

Humans used to be so good at recognizing patterns. Not a good sign for humanity.


Look in the mirror and see an even worse sign for humanity.

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