President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on Saturday by a vote of 57-43. The anticlimactic vote came after the former president was impeached by the Trump-hating, Nancy Pelosi-controlled House of Representatives last month on one count of willfully inciting the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
House impeachment managers could not convince two-thirds of the Senate to convict the 45th president of the flimsy impeachment charge because they couldn’t explain away Mr. Trump’s own words from Jan. 6, when he said, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
The Democrats’ latest effort to cancel the Trump presidency also failed because 44 senators voted that the entire trial was unconstitutional. The vote demonstrated that you can’t impeach a former president since it’s impossible to remove them from office if convicted. This common sense notion — as detailed in the U.S. Constitution — was too much for the radical House Democrats to overcome.
Unfortunately, the damage has been done. The Democrats have proven that Trump Derangement Syndrome is still alive and well, even post-presidency. The Democrats still hate the former president more than they love their country. Tragically, impeaching him with little to no debate, no due process and then attempting to convict him after he left office will do lasting damage to our republic.
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