Shame on the forty-three GOP Senators who, in spite of overwhelming proof to the contrary, declared former President Trump not guilty of attempting to stop the peaceful transfer of US Presidential Power by inciting a murderous riot on January 6, 2021 that left five people dead, hundreds wounded and the reputation of the country that prided itself on being a shining beacon of democracy deeply damaged
The incredible hypocrisy and spineless, sycophantic behaviour exhibited by the leaders of these people is worthy of mentioning repeatedly in writing because their names and behaviour should be remembered by History.
Mitch McConnell voted to acquit Trump for sedition, then he made a speech outlining in great detail why he should have voted to condemn, thereby hoping to have his cake and eating it: retain his grip on the control of his party while paying lip-service to righteous indignation. THEN HE REVERSED COURSE AGAIN AND ANNOUNCED THAT IF TRUMP RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2004 HE’D VOTE FOR HIM.
Lindsey Graham was more forthcoming. He was quoted as saying that all he cared about was winning his next re-election battle by maintaining Trump’s goodwill and, consequently, that of the votes of his followers.
Where is the concern for the welfare of the People or the protection of the Constitution?
Some great manifestation of Patriotism!
Not to mention selfless adherence to the Oath of Allegiance that all Senators took when they were sworn in.
Under the circumstances I fear that the Conservative Party will split into three: slavishly Trumpists, true Conservatives and disenchanted fellow-travellers, thereby causing the demise of the two-party system which will ultimately result in the transformation of the United States into a Coalition of Groups of States, each formed by several states united along ideological and/or economically selfish lines.
Abraham Lincoln said:
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
It would appear that Messrs McConnell and Graham and their ‘friends’ are hellbent on helping Donald Trump to achieve such a state of affairs.
It seems to me that a two-party system leads to polarization and flip flopping of legislation. At least, that is what is happening now in the U.S. and to some extent in Canada where we have the mitigating factor of a third party and even a fourth “voice”. Would you not advocate proportional representation, which would force parties to collaborate, instead of engaging endlessly in continual “opposition” and bickering?
It was a catastrophe to elect Trump in 2016,
You are too kind to the 43 GOP senators who voted to acquit Trump.
It clearly shows that the U.S. has no right to call itself a democracy.
Shameless self interest has overcome the Republican party – hopefully this political virus will be destroyed before it dominates the government.
Lincoln was not only right
Lincoln was not only right, but prophetic. America is being destroyed from within by catering to the masses, instead of trying to educate them and elevating them. Instead of keeping many on welfare, how about telling them “if you don’t work you won’t eat” and finding jobs for them they are capable of doing. While they’re working, their children should be in educational facilities where they can learn to make a better future for themselves.
The Republican Party today is much like the Communist Party in the Soviet Union in the late 1970s, and like it is headed to oblivion, at least as we know it. The United States has a tremendous capacity to re-invent itself, and I believe true conservatives will coalesce to reform the GOP and Trump and Trumpism will fade into history.