For Republican Senators, Impeaching Trump May Be As Simple As Not Showing Up | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

For Republican Senators, Impeaching Trump May Be As Simple As Not Showing Up | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

 

Rachel Maddow points out that while it's unlikely that two thirds of the full Senate would vote to convict Donald Trump of the sedition that led to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the rule only requires two thirds of the senators present. So if some Republicans didn't show up to defend Trump… Aired on 1/9/2021.
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For Republican Senators, Impeaching Trump May Be As Simple As Not Showing Up | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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    1. Seeing as most of the GOP are affraid of sunlight and being held to it, just hold it a noone. Then the onse that aren’t vampires can’t vote and the rest, being scared of the sun, can’t either = easy win

    2. @Jamsie but they will still be known as trump supporters which will be a huge negative. For them and all who voted for him.

    1. People tend to forget easily. But I dont think they will forget Dejoy hevwas instrumental in this coup attempt.

    2. Oh yeah!! That snake slithered under the rug. He sure is quiet now isn’t he. He should be crowned king of voter suppression!! My goodness ! You’re right . Almost forgot about him. He must be in hiding!!

    1. Before We are Shut Down Please: Spread the News that Leader Trump wants all his Follower to come to Mar -a-Lago because he wants them to know he Loves Them All. Please Please Come and bring Your Friends. Trump and Family are waiting for You with open Arms. :-)……………………

    2. @Flygirl fly
      Maybe tRump can get himself elected as President of Cell Block L for losers at Riker island?

    1. @cash miller Those are the same people. They are traitors to the constitution because of their loyalty to their cult leader instead of their country, and now they are traitors to him. All trump supporters in government should also be charged with treason for keeping this cult alive for so long.

    2. @Josh Pep-a We will never give up; we will never concede,” Trump said to thunderous applause. “We will stop the steal. We’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol…We’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones…the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

    3. @Josh Pep-a Charlie Manson never actually killed anyone. He did manipulate some not so bright people to commit some terrible crimes. Sounds pretty close to what Donnie did.

    4. @King Yellowman I’m watching it right now..the cop is removing the barricade..check ALL video ..not just the one faux fed you..YOU SIR..SPREAD DISINFORMATION

  1. I’m thinking a ban is in order… playing it safe isn’t shoving this under the rug… this is America, no dictators allowed!

    1. Do keep in mind Trump already has a way to bypass being banned from running again – his spawnlings. I guarantee he’ll try to get Dumb-Dumb Junior or Ivanka to run FOR him, and they’ll be his puppet… or worse, he’ll run as VP and expect them to step down. And before you say “He Can’t do that!!!” – and why will that will stop him from trying?

    2. @m. ” Its been proven time and time again ”
      then it’ll be easy for you to provide a peer reviewed reference as opposed to some right wing site. go ahead. show me.

      “And yes, the media encouraged the rioting, but the called it peacefull protesting”
      that’s complete bullsht. not gonna read any further. the media condemned all the rioting. the RIGHT WING media called peaceful protests rioting, and you apparently fell for it.
      sorry, but most of the prorests were peaceful, not riots.

      you can tell because buildings weren’t burned most of the time.

      stop spouting stupid right wing lies just to deflect from the attempted coup that happened.

    3. @V for Wombat I don’t know why you’re arguing with me as if I didn’t see all these things for myself. Thats fine if you want to twist what happened to make Trump and his supporters out to be the bad ones. We’ve just been sitting back in disgust at the way liberals have been rioting and destroying this country in the name of stupidity and noone says anything.

  2. So senators continue being cowards,they swore to protect the constitution from foreign and domestic threats,Do your job people.

    1. @Ra Pa Guess what I might not ever vote again anyways , It was a waste of my time, my vote didn’t count anyways , just like all the other 75 million votes to Bidens 200,000 votes. The election was rigged and I can prove it., but they won’t give us the chance.

    2. @sonja creech if you can prove it then why aren’t you doing so? I guarantee you that any link you post or evidence you produce would be looked at and considered by every single person reading your comment.

    3. @sonja creech There is no evidence. 60 failed court cases due to no evidence. This has all been a lie, to make people so mad that they try to do a hostile takeover of the government. “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” It just happened.

    1. @Mark Earnest you do realize you’re the one being sensitive and a snowflake, right? Surely you’re not too dumb to see that

    2. Before We are Shut Down Please: Spread the News that Leader Trump wants all his Follower to come to Mar-a-Lago because he wants them to know he Loves Them All. Please Please Come and bring Your Friends. Trump and Family are waiting for You with open Arms.

  3. Impeaching him would ensure he gets no benefits or pension once out of office, nor the possibility of holding office in the future, right? If so, that’s what I’d want. He should not be entitled to any taxpayer perks whatsoever, post presidency. Nor a state funeral, God forbid.

    1. @melek twelve So bidens family made its $ based on his political prowess. I’m sure he will do the middle class well

    2. @Kermit T. Frog I like it when we have foreign liberals meddling and acting like americans in these keyboard commando scenarios . They influence main stream media sheeple in this country more than we think.

    3. @Kermit T. Frog You seem so very educated. So glad we have folks like yourself in the country doing patriotic work like grammar and spell checks on youtube. What would we do without you? You are an essential worker for sure once Joe decides to shut down the economy again to achieve his “dark winter” ideals. On behalf of Americans everywhere, Thank you

    4. @Gods Vibes Are the libs jelly over maralago as they sit in shutdown cities under blankets in the fetal position?

    5. @John I.Not the smartest thing to troll a left leaning comment section with taunts of “liberal tears.” Not after your fuhrer and his enablers have just lost the House, the Senate, and the presidency. Not after 2 months of prolonged denial, lies, and a temper tantrum that would put any self respecting 5 year old to shame. Why don’t you and your Coup Klux Klan go back to Fox?

  4. If you impeach all Republicans for supporting a coup leader , then Impeach the Leader , BING GO ! Winner Winner chicken dinner !

  5. All republican senators will have to do is “nothing”. Brilliant plan, it’s what they do best naturally.

  6. Go directly to ‘c’. He has no intention of resigning, and Pence isn’t down with the 25th.

    From the NYT today:

    “Behind closed doors, he made clear that he would not resign and expressed regret about releasing a video on Thursday committing to a peaceful transition of power and condemning the violence at the Capitol that he had egged on a day before.”

    1. Pence has no integrity. He is going to be out of a job on the 20th , wonder what he plans on doing?

    2. Since there is now word leaking that the president was comfortable with Pence dying… I think a pardon from Pence is unlikely too.

    3. @Nikki Mcdonald, he can come back here to Indiana. I’ve got a job for him. He won’t like it, though.

  7. He should NOT be given ANY of the “perks” that come after leaving office (I.e. the lifelong income, travel and other allowances, secret service protection etc.), he does not deserve ANY of it for what he has done to our country, our Capitol and our people.

    1. What people don’t realize, he doesn’t need any perks. The man is worth 2.5 BILLION dollars. Money is not the goal. It is the desire for POWER!

    2. @bobberguy1 lol. He says he is worth 2.5 billion. Ever actually seen his tax returns? How much he is worth depends on who he is talking to according to his former attorney

  8. Biden’s A.G. needs 2 open a full investigation. Of Trump’s Insugency. Including the far right media.

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