Anger. Rage. Disgust. That is the vibe after 43 cowards and zealots within the Party of Trump opted not to convict their Dear Leader for inciting an insurrection on Jan. 6 in his historical second impeachment. Seven Republicans—a record-breaking 14% of the caucus—did vote “Guilty,” but it wasn’t enough to protect the nation from four more years of Trump rallies full of emboldened devotees.
Minutes after the verdict was read, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who vowed to acquit ahead of the last day of the trial, had the rotten gall to state that Trump was absolutely guilty, but couldn’t be convicted due an extremely questionable “process” technicality of the Kentucky Republican’s own creation.
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How predictable this outcome may have been doesn’t temper the horror that Americans and our allies feel today. We can rage together.
The 43 (complete list here) will not be remembered fondly.
The precedent set is of concern.
The cowardice of the GOP is palpable.
It’s remarkable that so few Republicans put their country first.
But some did step up and do what was right. Remember, Sen. Mitt Romney was the first, in the first Trump impeachment, to vote to impeach a president of his own party. So the seven also matter.
Unfortunately, they’re the minority within their own party.
How can the Democrats ever work with these obstructionist cowards who answer to one man?
The demands to kill the filibuster might never be louder than they are now.
Beyond the filibuster, folks are looking forward.
Then there was the limerick.
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Anger. Rage. Disgust. That is the vibe.
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