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Burr votes guilty in Trump impeachment trial

Day Traitor: Sunday's Comic | Arizona Daily Independent

North Carolina Republican Richard Burr voted to convict President Donald Trump on his lone impeachment charge Saturday, a surprising vote for the retiring senator.

“As I said on January 6th, the President bears responsibility for these tragic events. The evidence is compelling that President Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection against a coequal branch of government and that the charge rises to the level of high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Therefore, I have voted to convict,” Burr said in a statement. “I do not make this decision lightly, but I believe it is necessary.

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“By what he did and by what he did not do, President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

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The acquittal of President Trump today was expected. What was unexpected: every single Democrat voting against the President. The addition of seven Republican senators was surprising as well as McConnell’s disgraceful speech after the acquittal:

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It feels like the end of the Senate trial was the end of the closing act of a play. The country’s fate is sealed by the actions of these Communist traitors. Every member of the federal government is now either a traitor or a collaborator.

I doubt anyone feels that this coup is done and settled history. When the majority of the country does not recognize the selected “president”, insurrection restoration is inevitable.

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David DeGerolamo