Throughout her program on Tuesday night time, Rachel Maddow unloaded on the 44 Republican senators who voted in opposition to shifting ahead with Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
The MSNBC host referred to as the newest GOP argument in opposition to impeachment nonsensical, significantly as a result of it’s the precise reverse of what they have been saying only a few weeks in the past.
“Right this moment, 44 out of fifty Republican senators voted that this Senate impeachment trial proper now shouldn’t be occurring in any respect, voting primarily that this trial may have solely occurred whereas Trump was nonetheless president, despite the fact that they themselves have been those who blocked that from occurring once they have been in cost,” Maddow mentioned.
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Effectively, as we speak, 44 out of fifty Republican senators voted that this Senate impeachment trial proper now shouldn’t be occurring in any respect, voting primarily that this trial may have solely occurred whereas Trump was nonetheless president, despite the fact that they themselves have been those who blocked that from occurring once they have been in cost. They have been those who insisted that there can be no trial whereas Trump was in workplace. They now say as a result of he wasn’t tried whereas he was in workplace, he shouldn’t be tried in any respect. They won’t permit him to be tried whereas he’s president, and they won’t permit him to be tried after he’s president, and that’s how they roll. And that’s what we all know.
First it was too quickly, now it’s too late
If Republicans needed to come back off as credible of their argument in opposition to Donald Trump’s impeachment and conviction, they may have at the very least remained constant.
As a substitute, they bent themselves into a pretzel over the previous month, first saying that Trump’s impeachment was too quickly, after which voting on Tuesday to declare the trial unconstitutional, arguing that it’s too late.
Whereas the GOP argument in opposition to Trump’s impeachment trial has been far and wide, one factor has been constantly clear: Republicans are too cowardly to place their nation earlier than Donald Trump.
Sean Colarossi at present resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical health insurance protection.