Yes folks, the only thing we learned on the first day of Senate impeachment trial is that there are 56 idiots masquerading as senators in the United States Senate.
Marisa Schultz of Fox News reports that, “The Senate voted Tuesday to move ahead with the unprecedented impeachment trial of former President Trump after listening to nearly four hours of arguments on whether it is constitutional to try a president who is already out of office.”
“The vote was 56-44.”
So, 56 senators voted that they believe this impeachment is constitutional.
Please note, from Article 1, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution:
“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRIED. THE CHIEF JUSTICE SHALL PRESIDE: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
“JUDGEMENT IN CASES OF IMPEACHMENT SHALL NOT EXTEND FURTHER THAN TO REMOVAL FROM OFFICE, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”
Is the Chief Justice presiding over this impeachment?
Is former President Trump THE PRESIDENT?
Can former President Trump be removed from office?
No…, he is no longer in office.
So, quite simply…, is this impeachment constitutional?
It’s obvious the Chief Justice doesn’t think so, as he has declined to oversee the proceedings.
Yet, 56 of our esteemed senators decided these proceedings were legal and constitutional.
We obviously have 56 senators who cannot read English nor understand it.
This should actually disqualify them from holding the positions they do.
But there is another scenario.
Under this other scenario, these 56 senators, or at least most of them, understand this impeachment isn’t constitutional, but are choosing to proceed anyway, thus violating their own oaths of office and doing a complete disservice to the country.
“The six Republicans who joined with the Democrats on voting to continue the trial were Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.”
Could these six RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) do us all a favor and just switch parties?
If you’re all going to just stupidly vote along with the democrats, then why pretend to be something you’re not?
“Cassidy changed his vote from January when he was among the 45 Republicans who supported a motion by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that declared the trial unconstitutional. Cassidy said he was persuaded by the House impeachment managers’ arguments on Tuesday.”
‘“If anyone disagrees with my vote and would like an explanation, I ask them to listen to the arguments presented by the House Managers and former President Trump’s lawyers,’ Cassidy said in a statement. ‘The House managers had much stronger constitutional arguments. The president’s team did not.’”
Excuse me, Senator Cassidy, but the vote wasn’t about who made a better presentation…, the vote was about whether the impeachment is constitutional or not!
We can all read the two paragraphs I provided here, and make that determination on our own, without needing to receive any additional arguments or presentations.
It’s like a juror voting not guilty, for a defendant who was unquestionably guilty, just because his lawyer did a better job in your opinion.
With all due respect senator…, that’s dumb.
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