President Donald Trump was acquitted in the second witch hunt impeachment trial on Saturday. But it was not a strictly party line vote. No, some Republican senators voted with the Democrats to convict Trump.
This list is a who’s who of who’s a RINO. They decided to say not only that Trump “incited” violence, a spurious charge currently being used to drive all conservative thought off the web, but to say that it is fine that the Democrats used underhanded methods, doctored videos, and outright lies, not to mention ridiculous stunts, in their effort to get one more lick in.
Here they are, in alphabetical order of terribleness:
Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina
Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Fox News collected their “explanations” for their votes.
“Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty,” Cassidy said.
“After careful consideration of the respective counsels’ arguments, I have concluded that President Trump is guilty of the charge made by the House of Representatives,” said Romney, who also voted to convict Trump on a separate charge a year ago during the Ukraine impeachment.
“I do not make this decision lightly, but I believe it is necessary,” Burr said. “By what he did and by what he did not do, President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
“On election night 2014, I promised Nebraskans I’d always vote my conscience even if it was against the partisan stream,” Sasse said, adding, “I cannot go back on my word, and Congress cannot lower our standards on such a grave matter, simply because it is politically convenient. I must vote to convict.”
But don’t give too much credit to people who voted against convicting him, either. Some, like Mitch McConnell, were just being politically expedient. Mitch turned right around and gave a speech saying Trump was guilty of everything, even though he’d just voted to acquit.
Now that is pure politics. Swampy as can be.