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2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 1:54AM #211
dixieyank
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2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 10:24AM #212
NY23
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McConnell reveals he will vote to acquit Trump


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told GOP colleagues in a letter that he will vote to acquit Donald Trump in the former president's impeachment trial, according to sources familiar with the communication.

McConnell's announcement ends a long period of silence over whether he would consider convicting Trump for incitement of insurrection and could pave the way for many other Republicans to follow in acquittal. The Kentuckian shared his decision in a note to fellow GOP senators on Saturday morning, ahead of what could be the final day of Trump’s second impeachment trial.

“While a close call, I am persuaded that impeachments are a tool primarily of removal and we therefore lack jurisdiction,” McConnell wrote.

That position puts McConnell in line with the votes he and 43 other GOP senators already cast, declaring Trump’s second trial unconstitutional. But the Republican leader, who has not spoken to Trump for weeks, suggested that criminal prosecution of the former president could be appropriate as a remedy following the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Read more: www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/mcconne...

2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 10:53AM #213
Max
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Senate Votes To Admit Witnesses In Trump’s Impeachment Trial


House impeachment managers called for testimony from a House Republican who provided new information about Donald Trump’s activity on Jan. 6.



2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 1:45PM #214
laurenfrances
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Unbelievable..I see Mick Lee conferring with Trump's defense team. Here I thought senators at the least attempt to display neutrality. 


It appears Lee took exception to what was reported from Pence's staff acknowledging Trump's lack of the action to Pence's safety. As Trump lied about contacting Pence when he actually ignored him for days.


Lee has chosen to side with Trump for an acquittal as he strategize with Trump's legal defense team.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 3:55PM #215
dixieyank
Posts: 6,380

The GOP is dead. Now I hope this country buries them in coming years.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 3:58PM #216
laurenfrances
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Are we surprised with the outcome? Just be aware this precedence will encourage riotous insurrections to occur in times ahead.


We have Trump's intimidated cowardice GOP senators to blame hence forward.


I see plenty ads formulated when senatorial elections occurs. I hope DEMs will hammer those cowardice losers.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 8:56PM #217
NY23
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7 Senate Republicans vote 'guilty,' the most bipartisan margin in favor of conviction in history.


The United States Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Donald J. Trump in his second impeachment trial, as Republicans in a Senate still bruised from the most violent attack on the Capitol in two centuries banded together to reject the charge that he incited the Jan. 6 attack. But seven Republicans voted with all 50 Democrats to convict, the most bipartisan support for conviction in any of the four impeachments in U.S. history.

That outcome reflects two factors. First, many of the senators experienced the violence of the attack, fleeing for safety as marauders overwhelmed the Capitol Police and swarmed the Capitol during the attack, and that Democrats built a case that the former president undertook a monthslong effort to overturn the election, and then provoked the assault on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to cling to power."If that is not ground for conviction, if that is not a high crime and misdemeanor against the Republic and the United States of America, than nothing is," Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and the lead manager, pleaded with senators before the vote. "President Trump must be convicted, for the safety and democracy of our people."

With most of Mr. Trump's party coalescing around him, the final tally was on track to fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict him. Only with conviction could the Senate move to disqualify Mr. Trump from holding future office. The verdict will bring an abrupt end to the fourth presidential impeachment trial in American history, and the only one in which the accused had left office before being tried.

The jury, composed of senators who witnessed the violence firsthand, were voting on a question with no precedent in American history: whether to convict a former president accused of seeking to violently thwart the peaceful transfer of power -- and putting at risk the lives of hundreds of lawmakers and his own vice president. The trial is ending after just five days, partly because Republicans and Democrats alike had little appetite for a prolonged proceeding, and partly because Mr. Trump's allies had made clear before it even began they were not prepared to hold him responsible.

Read more: www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/13/us/impea...

2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 8:58PM #218
NY23
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Poll: Majority say Trump should be barred from public office



A new poll released Saturday shows a majority of U.S. adults believe former President Trump should be barred from running for public office again.

Fifty-three percent of US adults polled said that Trump should not be allowed to run for public office again while 50 percent said they would vote to convict Trump in the Senate impeachment trial if they were given the vote, a poll by Ipsos conducted for Reuters found.

YouGov and The Economist had similar results for their poll released on Friday that also said 53 percent believe Trump should not be allowed to run for office again.

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The poll shows that 71 percent believe Trump was partially responsible for the riot. Half of the Republicans who were surveyed in the poll agreed Trump was partially responsible................................

Read more: thehill.com/homenews/news/538753-poll-ma...

2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 10:10PM #219
yankoldfan
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I just hope and pray our legal system takes over and makes donald pay for the crimes he's done in his lifetime ... Our new AG should be able to find lots of things donald did while in office that was so unlawful and the SDNY has charges waiting for him, along the State of Georgia for his voter interferences... He has a lot more to worry about, he won't have his crooks in the Senate to protect him anymore...

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 2:43PM #220
NY23
Posts: 13,805

Yes, con artists are that stupid..........


Lindsey Graham Warns Kamala Harris May Be Impeached if Republicans Take Back House


Read more: www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/lindsey-...

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