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Twitter’s best takes on Trump’s acquittal: GOP ‘just endorsed Trump cheating to steal the 2020 election’

02/06/2020 10:44 am ET Amy Penn

February 5, 2020, will go down in history as the day Donald Trump was acquitted of all charges by the Senate avoiding removal from office and ending a historic impeachment trial.

But it was also a day when his fellow Republicans “know it was wrong, know he’ll do it again, still don’t care,” as Daily Kos reports.

Yet it was even worse than that. It’s not that senate Republicans “don’t care.” it’s that they realize the GOP is representing a smaller and smaller fraction of the total public—so the only way to win is to cheat!

Republicans knew Trump is in the wrong:

For instance, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told CBS News that she believes that the impeachment taught Trump a “pretty big lesson” and that he would be “much more cautious” about involving foreign governments in America’s politics in the future.

Alaska’s Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski called the president’s actions “shameful and wrong” while choosing not to vote to convict him in the trial.

An MSNBC report stated that Sen. John Thune (R-SD) suggested Trump’s “misdeeds were rookie mistakes.” Ohio’s Sen. Rob Portman, too, sided with other GOP senators while calling Trump’s delay of aid while pressing the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden, “wrong and inappropriate.”

To this, Ohio’s Democratic Chairman David Pepper accused Portman of “sheer cowardice.” And turns out, he was right all along.

GOP, cowards?

Shortly after the Senate acquitted Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, an opinion piece in The New York Times by Sherrod Brown, a Democratic senator from Ohio, went viral.

Titled ‘In Private, Republicans Admit They Acquitted Trump Out of Fear’, Brown stressed that fear was the primary motivator. He wrote,

“They are afraid that Mr. Trump might give them a nickname like “Low Energy Jeb” and “Lyin’ Ted,” or that he might tweet about their disloyalty. Or — worst of all — that he might come to their state to campaign against them in the Republican primary.”

So, it’s not just about helping Trump possibly win a second term, but to secure their own political futures.

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