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The shame of the 43 - Trump acquitted
2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 4:30PM #1
BoogiedownBx
Posts: 109
This is the most shameful thing I've seen. The 43 QOP members acquitting Trump need to pay. We have placed our republic in a dangerous place, and have given every president an off-ramp to do anything they wish in the last weeks of their presidency. God help us.
2 months ago  ::  Feb 13, 2021 - 4:50PM #2
laurenfrances
Posts: 40,406

Last weeks of his presidency? Cowardice GOP legislators gave him free reigns to wreck havoc for the entire term of his presidency.


As Trump have famously said...I can shoot someone on 5th Ave and get away with it.


This verdict was predictable.  

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 8:42AM #3
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 81,571

Our only hope now is that Trump will be taken up on criminal charges for January 6 ... it would be a shame if he got away with his actions and inaction.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 9:35AM #4
SSBob
Posts: 7,236

Feb 14, 2021 -- 8:42AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Our only hope now is that Trump will be taken up on criminal charges for January 6 ... it would be a shame if he got away with his actions and inaction.




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It'd be tough to convict him on a criminal charge of incitement. Let Georgia go after him for meddling in their election; NY State & City have been compiling evidence in their cases. He's also got civil cases to deal with.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 9:54AM #5
bertram
Posts: 14,730

Feb 14, 2021 -- 9:35AM, SSBob wrote:


Feb 14, 2021 -- 8:42AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Our only hope now is that Trump will be taken up on criminal charges for January 6 ... it would be a shame if he got away with his actions and inaction.




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It'd be tough to convict him on a criminal charge of incitement. Let Georgia go after him for meddling in their election; NY State & City have been compiling evidence in their cases. He's also got civil cases to deal with.




Trump's lawyers will simply tie everything up in the courts until he finally dies of natural causes.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 10:18AM #6
laurenfrances
Posts: 40,406

This is the strangeness of it all... From CNN: McConnell blames Trump but voted not guilty anyway www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/politics/mitch-mc...




Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell directly blamed former President Donald Trump for fomenting last month's riot but voted Saturday to acquit him anyway of inciting an insurrection.



McConnell sharply criticized his former ally in a speech on the Senate floor shortly after Trump was cleared in a 57-43 vote, saying the rioters had been "fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth. Because he was angry he'd lost an election."

"Former President Trump's actions that preceded the riot were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty," added McConnell. "Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."

But McConnell -- who, as Senate majority leader last month, rejected calls by Senate Democrats for a speedy trial during Trump's final days in office -- said Trump was constitutionally ineligible for conviction since the punishment is removal, and Trump was already out of office. McConnell claimed that a verdict before Joe Biden's inauguration had been impossible.
2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 10:23AM #7
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 81,571

Feb 14, 2021 -- 9:35AM, SSBob wrote:


Feb 14, 2021 -- 8:42AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Our only hope now is that Trump will be taken up on criminal charges for January 6 ... it would be a shame if he got away with his actions and inaction.




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It'd be tough to convict him on a criminal charge of incitement. Let Georgia go after him for meddling in their election; NY State & City have been compiling evidence in their cases. He's also got civil cases to deal with.




I'd charge him with manslaughter.



Negligent Manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person through gross negligence. Any death of an individual resulting from the negligent act of another individual is included in this category.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 10:40AM #8
NY23
Posts: 13,805

David Frum: Trump Still Lost


David Frum: “If you looked to the U.S. Senate for a full measure of accountability, you did not receive it, of course. Donald Trump, the twice-impeached president, is also a twice-acquitted president. He lives in a palace on the sea, supported by unconstitutional emoluments from foreign governments, unethical payments from the U.S. Treasury to his businesses, and gullible donations from the suckers he duped. Almost half a million are dead from the plague he promised would go away by itself, even as he received the benefit of miracle treatments available only to the most favored few.”

“But if justice failed, democratic self-preservation is working. Trump lost the presidency, and that loss held despite all his attacks on the vote and the counting of the vote. His party split against him on this second round of impeachable offenses. He has lost his immunity to civil suit and his impunity against federal indictment. The world is crashing down upon his head.”

“The impeachment did not prevail. But Trump still lost.”

2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 10:40AM #9
prof. quiz
Posts: 9,758

Feb 13, 2021 -- 4:30PM, BoogiedownBx wrote:

This is the most shameful thing I've seen.



Yes, it is.


The GOP selfishly voted to protect their power and placed the well being of their defunct party over the best interests of our country. The GOP is now the party of Trumpet. The party of good, wholesome family values and fiscal conservancy have finally proved beyond a shadow of doubt just how full of **** they truly are.






2 months ago  ::  Feb 14, 2021 - 11:04AM #10
yankoldfan
Posts: 10,990

The people of this great country just witnessed the worst thing that has ever happened next to 911... At this time donald won the battle but in the end he will lose the war... His corrupt four years as President are going to go down in history as the worst years of his life... If he could kick himself in the a$$ he would do it, he is regretting every day that he ran and won the Presidency... It has destroyed his life, his family's life and most if not everyone he's touched... There will be justice, if not in this life in what's to come for a despicable man that wanted to be a dictator..


The Republican Party has destroyed it's party and will forever be held accountable, like the old saying, they've made their bed now they have to sleep in it !!!



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