Most of us never really expected Trump to be impeached in a republican controlled senate. Still, who could have imagined that the comfortability of having power would lead to multiple Republican senators braggingly admitting the obvious. Trump is guilty, but since it’s up to them, there will be no impeachment. Senator Rubio Marco led the pack Friday with the first unexpected confession.
“Six weeks ago, I announced that, for me, the question would not just be whether the President’s actions were wrong, but ultimately whether what he did was removable,” Rubio said. “The two are not the same.”
“Just because actions meet the standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a president from office,” Marco said.
Florida Republican Marco Rubio, issued this statement Friday, January 31st, around noon. Hours later, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) hinted she would vote against calling witnesses to testify. Which laid the foundation for Republicans to likely conclude the trial with an acquittal of the 45th president.
In essence, Marco Rubio admits President Trump’s guilt but feels he still should not be held accountable.
Initially, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander had appeared open to voting in favor of hearing witnesses in President Trump’s Impeachment Trial. But last night, he declared that doing so wouldn’t matter. The House’s allegations were legitimate; the President did something unlawful— that we shouldn’t remove him from office for.
“There is no need for more evidence to conclude that the President withheld United States aid, at least in part, to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. The House managers have proved this with what they call a ‘mountain of overwhelming evidence.'” Alexander said in a statement he made late Friday evening on January 31st. “It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage that investigation.” It is up to the American people, to use the November election to punish Trump for trying to cheat in the November election.
In the opinion of this writer, republican senators have refused to adhere to the oath to uphold the constitution. Republicans are implying that the American people are responsible for President Trump’s attempt to cheat in the 2020 elections. People need to understand that these lawmakers create laws that they don’t think apply to them. Voters should remember the blaming words of Senator Alexander when voting in upcoming local and national elections.