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What will be the results of todays vote?

  • Trump wins big

    Votes: 11 14.1%
  • Trump wins small

    Votes: 12 15.4%
  • No decision by tomorrow morning

    Votes: 29 37.2%
  • Biden wins small

    Votes: 17 21.8%
  • Biden wins big

    Votes: 9 11.5%

  • Total voters
    78
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Bowers2

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Senate Leader has already said he would not call the Senate back for an emergency Meeting until after Biden's inauguration.

Meaning the Senate will take up Trump's impeachment after the Democrats hold a Senate Majority.

The Senate will be split 50/50 with Kamala holding the tie breaker. If the Senate votes to Impeach and Convict, it is possible that Trump will be banned from ever holding Public office in the US again.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1349471464362270720
It would take 67 votes in the Senate.
 

CowboyJD

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In no way, shape or form do I condone violence of any kind. Nor am I Trump supporter, not even close. I do want to say that the US Constitution literally allows US citizens to take over our government, while protecting US citizens from prosecution shall they attempt to do so.

Both GOP and Dems have all but demolished the Bill of Rights. Just keep that in mind when the consequences of the riot are implemented via the government.
No....it literally does not.

Cite the provision, article, and clause that "literally" allow what you suggest.
 

UrbanCowboy1

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This is a week too late

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1349430878661992450
Imagine if all his communication had been through official press releases like this throughout his entire presidency. He'd be hailed as one of the best presidents ever prior to the virus- lower taxes, good economy, less entangled in foreign wars. And everyone would just think he was a calm and collected guy. But the ego was too much.

I'm reminded of a TV show I saw, The Young Pope. Dude ascends to the papacy, but completely shuns social media and the press to the point no one is even sure what he looks like. It gives him this power over the masses in that he's more symbol than man - everything is communicated through the station of the Pope, not the person wearing the robes. In a world that's obsessed with knowing everything about everyone to praise them or tear them down, anonymity becomes a tool of almost limitless power. Something to consider.
 
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Imagine if all his communication had been through official press releases like this throughout his entire presidency. He'd be hailed as one of the best presidents ever prior to the virus- lower taxes, good economy, less entangled in foreign wars. And everyone would just think he was a calm and collected guy. But the ego was too much.

I'm reminded of a TV show I saw, The Young Pope. Dude ascends to the papacy, but completely shuns social media and the press to the point no one is even sure what he looks like. It gives him this power over the masses in that he's more symbol than man - everything is communicated through the station of the Pope, not the person wearing the robes. In a world that's obsessed with knowing everything about everyone to praise them or tear them down, anonymity becomes a tool of almost limitless power. Something to consider.
No politician in my lifetime shot himself in the foot more often than Trump. There are a ton of examples, but here are five off the top of my head:
* He should of let the summer riots speak for themselves, public opinion was turning strongly against the protesting and riots --- but he stoked anger with his tweets and statements.
* Downplaying COVID. It was understandable that not everyone knew extent of COVID early on, but his continued downplaying of COVID hurt him. He should have just focused on what should been his strength --- pushing America to get back to work --- but advocating to do so safely.
* First debate against Biden --- He should have let Biden do the talking -- that is Biden's weakness. Instead he was rude and interrupted multiple times and was fighting with the moderator.
* Attacking people in his own administration. And then saying rude things about them afterward. IMO, Rex Tillerson was a very solid choice, but he underminded Tillerson and then made fun of him after he left.
* Russia: The Russia collusion investigation was bogus and a witch-hunt to anyone with half a brain. He should have let Sessions stay on and not said anything about it until the investigation was over. He helped the MSM keep it front and center because he wanted to play the victim.
 

Boomer.....

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Someone please explain to me why they so hard up to proceed with a lengthy impeachment when he is literally out of office in a week. Do the Dems really think he will not leave office?
 
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Someone please explain to me why they so hard up to proceed with a lengthy impeachment when he is literally out of office in a week. Do the Dems really think he will not leave office?
They want impeachment on the record. IMO, it is a short-sided goal. If I was a Dem leader, I would want Trump hanging like a cloud over Republicans in ‘22 and especially in ‘24.
I think Republican’s will do a half-hearted defense as removing Trump from 2024 equation could be very helpful to them and could help them more quickly unite with another candidate.
 
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They want impeachment on the record. IMO, it is a short-sided goal. If I was a Dem leader, I would want Trump hanging like a cloud over Republicans in ‘22 and especially in ‘24.
I think Republican’s will do a half-hearted defense as removing Trump from 2024 equation could be very helpful to them and could help them more quickly unite with another candidate.
There has to be consequences for trumps part in this, to me this is the correct course of action even if it does have negative political outcomes for the democrats
 
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