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Day 27

1/ Trump was acquitted for the second time in 13 months. The Senate voted 57-43 Saturday in favor of convicting Trump – one month and a week after insurrectionists incited a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 – 10 votes short of the required two-thirds majority necessary for conviction. Republicans Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and Patrick Toomey joined all 50 Democrats in voting to find Trump guilty of “incitement of insurrection” – the largest number of senators to vote to find a president of their own party guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. Trump is also the only U.S. president to have been impeached twice. (New York Times / Washington Post / Associated Press / Politico / ABC News)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2021/02/15/day-27/
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How nice when the GOP comes right out and admits it has no interest in doing the right thing or this “conscience” thing.

"We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us.” - Dave Ball, chairman of the Washington County PA GOP

What they represent is wrong.

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Ron Johnson is trying to downplay the insurrection.

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Who’s laughing now?

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“The Senate voted 57-43 Saturday in favor of convicting”

Understandably wishful snafu. Please edit “convicting” to ‘aquitting’ - search engine previews are only displaying the incorrect sentence.

I’m not sure I see the snafu? 57 senators voted to convict, which was short of the 67 needed to find him guilty. 43 voted acquit.

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