Senate Republicans are robbing America of a fair trial. We should all be outraged

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Donald Trump is on trial for trying to cheat Americans out of a fair election, and now Senate Republicans are cheating Americans out of a fair trial. Although tiny rumblings in the GOP caucus resulted in small rule changes, Senate Republicans now appear poised to vote down every amendment Democrats offer to include witnesses and documents in the trial, just like they did they first and second one.

Americans, the vast majority of whom want a fair Senate trial with witnesses, should be outraged. And vulnerable Senate Republicans toeing the party line, should be getting more uncomfortable with each vote. Yet as NBC News pointed out Tuesday morning, Senate Democrats are putting little-to-no pressure on their Republican counterparts. “Indeed, according to our ad trackers at Advertising Analytics, there are 11 impeachment-themed TV ads airing across the country right now, and all 11 are by Republicans and GOP groups,” NBC writes.

In the weeks leading up to the trial, several progressive groups (including Daily Kos) teamed up for a $400,000 billboard and digital ad buy targeting eight Senate Republicans. News also broke Tuesday that Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg shifted strategies this week with an ad buy set to run in 27 states calling directly for Trump’s removal.

But other than that, the efforts appear more scattershot. The Lincoln Project, a group founded by disgruntled conservative anti-Trumpers, is pushing phone calls to pressure certain GOP senators.

There’s also a giant jumbotron playing footage situated just outside the U.S. Senate.

But what’s already perfectly clear by now is that this is in the hands of American voters more than ever. Get involved. Raise a fuss. Cause good trouble. The more pressure these GOP senators get now, the better. The more stories that are reported about them abandoning their oaths of office amid public outrage, the more educated and outraged the public will become and the more likely the GOP majority will be to get the boot come November. Onward!

 

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

It was somewhat weird that some of the repug senators were able to get a few rules changed. They voted against every amendment that the house brought up. Maybe we can get some of the evidence and witnesses in with later votes.
I don’t know how you can call it a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documents. Mcscrotum has to be stopped. He should have recused himself for his statements along with grahmcracker, they took the oath and now they are violating that oath, they need to pay

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

I emailed & texted both of my Senators & told them I am Registered Republican, their constituent, & how dare they vote to withhold evidence from me, do they think I am stupid? I told them that I will remember how they’ve treated me when I vote for all Democratic Candidates in November 2020 (which I do anyway). I only vote Republican in some primaries when I’m trying to move the worst possible candidate forward to go against the Democratic challenger. Hey, if you’re in a staunch red state you fight back by messing with them anyway you can.

J.M.
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J.M.

This has got to be one of the most dangerous cults in the U.S. today.