Republicans on Saturday offered wide-ranging reactions to President Trump’s impeachment acquittal. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who was among the 43 Senate Republicans voting to acquit Trump, tweeted, “Impeachment is not supposed to be political sport where one party seeks advantage over the other at the expense of the country. The merits of the Democrats’ case were not even close.” Dems acted fools and lost, again.
Trump confidante Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wrote, “For the good of the country I hope this will be the last Senate impeachment where a President is impeached without a lawyer, without witnesses, and a trial record is built on hearsay upon hearsay.”
Although he was not among the seven Senate Republicans voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) condemned Trump in language that rivaled House impeachment managers. “There is no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day,” McConnell said. It was pure political posturing.
It was said. “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president and having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories and reckless hyperbole, which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth.” No one knows, for sure, what someone else beleived.