Chilling reasoning for accepting Trump's actions

In his explanation for acquittal, Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he accepted much of the First Article of Impeachment: “The president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter...the president withheld United States aid, at least in part, to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens...the president…ask(ed) a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and…with(held) United States aid to encourage that investigation. When elected officials…interfere with such investigations, it undermines the principle of equal justice under the law.”

From the evidence, Article 1 concludes: “Wherefore President Trump has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law…(and) thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold…any Office.”

In contrast, Alexander concludes: “If this shallow, hurried and wholly partisan impeachment were to succeed, it would rip the country apart, pouring gasoline on the fire of cultural divisions that already exist.” In other words, the Senate cannot hold President Trump accountable because it will inflame his supporters.

Apparently, allowing government by intimidation is the Senate's only justifiable choice.

Charles Harding

Mystic

 

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