Well, I have read the statement by Murkowski and the editorial by Portman as to why they will not vote to convict Trump. And the Collins statement as well. They all concur.
Mr Trump did wrong. He tried to subvert a US election. Using taxpayer funds. Extortion.
Lamar Alexander agrees. It is PROVEN. The president extorted a foreign power to undermine democracy. And they all concur. This is not an impeachable offense.
There is really no logical box for this. He did wrong. He tried to undermine the very electoral process that puts him in office. And that’s not nice.
It’s not nice to extort. And the case has been made. But its not enough. If only we had MORE evidence we might be able to impeach. But we have no witnesses. No documents. If only the House had provided witnesses and documents.
The House should have subpoenaed more witnesses and documents. So what if Trump obstructed the Congress. And fought it out in court for 10 or 12 months. Of course then we would have complained that the Dems were trying to undermine the election by dragging it out. Playing politics! Either way, WE WIN!!
So, we have the following:
He committed a crime.
We know he committed a crime.
The House PROVED their case.
The House was not able to obtain ALL the evidence because the guy who committed a crime stonewalled them.
So we will not convict him.
Which leaves us with the following. A president who can do whatever he wants with the powers of the state. A president who took his sharpie and just scratched out the word “impeachment” in the Constitution. But he didn’t do it alone.
His next step? Investigating the whistleblower . Already “outed” by Rand Paul. Already being announced by Senator Graham of South Carolina. How DARE anyone report potential criminal activity. He will pay. And all whistleblowers shall be SILENCED in the future. No more scandals. This is the last scandal. It’s done.
Time for the purges to begin. Purge Pelosi . And Schiff. And any non-believer. . Investigate them. Perhaps Putin can manufacture some emails. It’s all good.
As Trump said, he likes to grab em by the pussy. And he has grabbed the entire Republican Senate by the pussy (with Romney as a possible exception). Male and female he has grabbed them.
And as Trump promised. They LIKE it.