Skip to comments.'It's an Offense': Jeff Merkley Shows No Mercy for Colleague Lamar Alexander
Posted on 01/31/2020 11:20:42 AM PST by jazusamo
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) may very well have just ended the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Late Thursday, the Tennessee Republican announced he would be voting "no" on witnesses.
"I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitutions high bar for an impeachable offense," Alexander said in a statement.
His vote will put the nail in the coffin, essentially, for witnesses, even with moderate Republicans Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski potentially voting in favor of them. Just like when Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) cast the deciding vote in the confirmation for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats are showing no mercy for Alexander ruining their plan, especially when they appeared to have him cornered.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) had some very strong feelings about Alexander's decision. Watch him explain how his colleague guaranteed that the trial will become a "kangaroo court."
"It's an offense against the Senate," Merkley said. "It's an offense against the rule of law. And it's an offense against the American people."
Merkley added, without being as blunt about it as impeachment manager Jerry Nadler, that Alexander was engaged in a "cover up" with the White House.
The Senate will vote on witnesses on Friday. If that fails, they'll move on to the all important vote whether to convict or acquit the 45th president of the United States.
Waiting for the list of “objective” “justice seeking” democrats who vote no for witnesses. Why are the repubs taking all the heat? Rhetorical question.
The facts were never in dispute and were known almost immediately when Trump released the transcripts.
The libs say the facts merit impeachment and removal, all the sane people disagree.
Time to move on.
Listen to them howl ...
It is GLORIOUS!
The house is going to dissolve the senate.
I know but I’m sure they dream about it.
I think it about time for Dandy Don
“It’s an offense against the rule of law. And it’s an offense against the American people.”
The Kenyanesian Usurpation was all of that and an offense against the Constitution.
When an accused is the victim of prosecutorial misconduct, it is an abomination to magnify the damage by subjecting the accused to a trial.
Congress is a danger to the republic.
Just to be on the safe side, Senator Alexander and Murkowski should announce that they have no suicidal thoughts.
That’s a classic. LOL!
It’s all over except for the hysterical Democrat screaming
... which sounds beautiful ...
Hand out knives instead of pens, then have the airing of grievances.
Didn’t have this crap until they outlawed dueling with pistols at thirty paces.
Who gives a rat’s rear that Democrats criticize him on Twitter?
He wasn’t the deciding vote anyway.
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I’m sorry but my Festivus pole has been stored away until the holidays come around again.
Who is this lying pos Merkely? Never heard of him.
This is a classic case of projection. The only offense has come from the seditious, traitorous Democratic side, What a sham.
Did anyone hear Nadler last night telling the senators that “even a 10 year old child” could figure out the Democrats are right? That must have gone over well.
I kept saying, well bring in the 10 year old, maybe he can do a better job.
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