(RepublicanPress.org) – Donald Trump’s impeachment trial ended with a finding of “not guilty” on Saturday, February 13. Democrats needed 67 votes to convict, but only got 57. Trump thanked his lawyers for a job well done, calling the trial the latest installment of the “greatest witch hunt” in history. The Leftist lawmakers now are getting some heat from their base over it.
Democratic impeachment managers drew the immediate wrath of members of their own party after they backed down from Trump’s attorneys and reversed an earlier decision to call witnesses. All 50 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted to call witnesses, a move that could have delayed the trial’s conclusion. In the end, Democrats settled on having a statement from one witness, Rep. Herrera Beutler (R-WA), read into the record.
Progressive Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green posted a blistering tweet calling out impeachment managers’ “malpractice” and “lameness.”
This is retreat. White flag. Malpractice. Completely unstrategic. They just closed the door on others who may have stepped out, as @HerreraBeutler urged last night.
Just when we thought Dems were being bold and strategic. This is grabbing lameness out of the jaws of boldness.
— Adam Green (@AdamGreen) February 13, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece was more direct, simply tweeting, “This is so weak.”
Witnesses or not, Democrats never stood a chance of convincing the needed 17 Republican senators to vote to convict Trump. Even on the first day of the trial, 44 of them voted to dismiss impeachment on constitutional grounds. All Democrats accomplished was wasting a lot of time and money. One estimate by Roll Call of the cost for Trump’s first impeachment trial was about $1.83 million.
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