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Party leaders rip Republicans who voted to convict Trump

20 days ago   |   By Politico

The seven Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection are already feeling the heat back home.
Several state Republican parties moved quickly to discipline or criticize home-state senators for breaking with the 43 other Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial.
The Louisiana GOP immediately censured Sen. Bill Cassidy, while state party officials in North Carolina and Pennsylvania issued sharp statements expressing disappointment over the votes cast Saturday by Sens. Richard Burr and Pat...
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McConnell Rips Trump, While Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP

McConnell Rips Trump, While Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP

20 days ago   |   By Newser

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a stinging indictment of former President Trump from the Senate floor on Saturday, but not until minutes after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal. Trump was charged with inciting an insurrection in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6. "Former President...
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Why Democrats Blinked in the Senate Impeachment Trial

Why Democrats Blinked in the Senate Impeachment Trial

20 days ago   |   By Real Clear Politics

On Saturday morning, Democrats appeared to score a coup: Winning a surprise vote on calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
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IL leaders weigh in on Senate vote after former President Trump acquitted in 2nd impeachment trial

20 days ago   |   By ABC

Seven Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting that the former President is guilty, however, it was still short of the 2/3 majority needed to convict.
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