Explaining why she voted to acquit Trump in his Senate impeachment trial, Maine Senator, Susan Collins, claimed on national TV, with a straight face, it was because the ordeal Trump had been put through made him see the error of his ways.
Speaking to Norah O’Donnell of CBS News, Collins said, “I believe that the president learned from this case. The president has been impeached. That’s a pretty big lesson.” She went on to add, with what anyone with just one functioning brain cell would have told you could never happen, “I believe that he will be more cautious in the future.”
There is no doubt Trump learned a big lesson from his impeachment trial. But not the one Collins had in mind. Donald Trump learned that he can pretty much get away anything, the rule of law and Constitution be damned. He also learned that he had Collins and the rest of the sycophantic Republicans in his back pocket… and they would stay there.
The fact that we, as a country, are in the sorry state we’re in is a direct result of Collins and the other Republican doormats failing to do their Constitutional duty of removing a corrupt and incompetent president from office. At a time when it was necessary to put country over party, Collins and her crew (except for Romney) failed miserably.
So, Susan, the state of chaos we find ourselves in is all on you and your absurd rationale for letting Trump off the hook. It’s also on the heads of every Senate Republican who also voted to acquit.
As our country spirals out of control, with one crisis after another, we find ourselves with the worst, most incompetent, president imaginable; a leader incapable of preforming even basic presidential duties. We are stuck with a man who could care less about doing the right thing because he doesn’t know, nor has he ever known, what the right thing is… except for how it personally affected his interests. We have a president who has abdicated his oath of office. As country, we are flying solo.
Adam Schiff tried to warn you, Susan, and your fellow Republicans.
“We must say enough — enough! He has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again,” Schiff, told the Senate. “He has compromised our elections, and he will do so again. You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all.”
If there is any justice left in this world, you, Susan, and your fellow toadies will all be driven from office. Joe Biden will be our new president.
But, of course, only you and 22 of your colleagues are up for reelection in November.
I am sure the majority of Americans, not part of the Trump cult, would be happy with just enough Republican losses in November to give Democrats a majority in the Senate and relegate Moscow Mitch to nothing better than Minority Leader.
But in Trumpian time, five months seems like an eternity. Who knows what new horrors Trump will inflict on our great nation by then? Who knows what our country will even look like?
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