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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling his Republican colleagues President Trump's impeachment trial will be a 'vote of conscience' " an absence of pressure that effectively allows them to vote guilty.

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"In the Senate, Democrats would need at least 17 and possibly 18 Republicans to convict " putting individual senators to weigh their feelings as well as the views of some of their angry constituents - or some to simply not turn up at all; conviction is by a two-thirds majority of those who vote."

Stay home for America!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-15 08:27 PM | Reply

I think the three most important GOP senators in this might prove to be the three oldest, Inhofe, Shelby and Grasley. They are all in their late 80's and likely in their final terms so they don't have to worry about getting primaried by a MAGAt. With McConnell dropping the whip, they are free to vote however they see fit. If they join the five (Romney, Toomey, Sasse, Collins, Murkowski) who have already indicated that they are open the idea of voting to convict then I feel at that point McConnell and Blunt (both who may be eyeing retirement too) join them and then the floodgates are open.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-01-16 06:17 PM | Reply

Bangor? Was this article written for an audience of one?

The one who was sure you know who learned his lesson?

#3 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-01-16 06:19 PM | Reply

Interesting he used the word "conscience" to a group of people who never developed one.

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-17 09:59 PM | Reply

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