US Senate votes to acquit former President Trump on an article of impeachment for "incitement of insurrection." After voting to acquit, #MoscowMitch McConnell was slamming Trump for his lies leading up to Jan 6 and the violence at the Capitol. McConnell’s vote to convict could have changed everything, but he may have left his spine in Kentucky.
Previously Senators reportedly voted 55-45 to allow witnesses and more evidence for the #Trump impeachment case, slowing the progression of a trial that could have concluded Saturday. Five Republicans voted yes, including Lindsey Graham, who switched from an initial no vote https://cbsnews.com/live-updates/t
Will they depose Donald Trump, Roger Stone. Ali Alexander. Michael Flynn. Donald Trump Jr., Kim Guilfoyle, Charles Herbster, Tommy Tuberville, Kevin McCarthy, Mark Meadows, Marc Short., Mike Pence, Dan Beck, Peter Navarro, Eric Trump, Alex Jones, Adam Piper, Phil Waldron, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell, Patrick Byrne, Mo Brooks, Carolina Wren, Maggie Mulvaney, Justin Caporale, Hannah Salem, Arina Grossu, Tim Unes, Paul Manafort, Paul Gosar, Serb Bannon... etc?
Attorneys for former President Trump kicked off his defenseless defense today by arguing the constitutionality arguments in his impeachment trial, one day after House managers wrapped up their case and days after the US Senate agrees it was constitutional to have the trial. This is the real reason why every American citizen should vote.
Trump's lawyers mounted a defense in the former President's second impeachment trial telling lies and making multiple false and misleading claims to bolster their case. His attorney suggests Antifa was involved in infiltrating the US Capitol invasion on January 6. There’s no evidence of Antifa involvement or criminal complaints filed so far accuse anyone of being involved with Antifa. Trump’s defense lawyers seem to be saying that other people say words too.
Meanwhile, yesterday more than a dozen Republican Senators apparently couldn’t be bothered to show up and pay attention at the trial to uphold the US Constitution and defend American Democracy.
On the top are the heroes, Republican Senators expected to convict Trump for his already impeachable political activities.
On the bottom are the villains #AWOL @SenateGOP were reportedly some of 16 #Republicans who chose not to attend the US House Managers presentation. Others were there but ignored the presentation. What do Putin and Trump have on them?
Should they count as a present when the votes are tallied? 2/3 of 84 is 56, the same number who voted in favor of holding the trial. Can this be a set up for yet another @GOP #USA HOAX?