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To: varmintman
Trent Lott simply and correctly refused to hand the country over to Algor with a year left on SlicKKK's second term and let Algor run and probably win as an incumbent. That scenario should not be possible.

Trent Lott and the Republicans did not have that power over those dems. The dems stuck with Clinton thick as thieves. It was a sad moment for the country to see how the dems behaved during the impeachment

38 posted on 12/19/2013 8:36:29 AM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

As I read it, Lott basically derailed the process in the senate. Reading all of those rape allegations on television would likely have forced some of the dems to break ranks.


66 posted on 12/19/2013 9:58:16 AM PST by varmintman
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To: plain talk

The impeachment vote failed to convict on both counts.

The perjury charge failed with 45 senators (all Republican) voting “guilty” and 55 senators (45 Democrats and 10 Republicans) voting “not guilty”.

The obstruction of justice charge failed with 50 senators (all Republican) voting “guilty” and 50 senators (45 Democrats and 5 Republicans) voting “not guilty”. In both cases, a two-thirds majority of 67 senators would have been required for conviction.

The five Republican senators who voted against conviction on both charges were John Chafee of Rhode Island, Susan Collins of Maine, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. The additional five Republican senators who voted “not guilty” only on the perjury charge were Slade Gorton of Washington, Richard Shelby of Alabama, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Fred Thompson of Tennessee, and John Warner of Virginia.


102 posted on 12/20/2013 10:28:18 AM PST by Nero Germanicus
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