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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:57 PM

REPUBLICAN SENATORS MAY HAVE ALREADY FACILITATED TRUMP'S CONVICTION

AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE. REPUBLICAN SENATORS MAY HAVE ALREADY FACILITATED TRUMP’S CONVICTION.

By Former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-Mo.)

'As the Senate impeachment trial gets underway, senators will take an additional oath to the one they swore to for their oath of office.

It is very important the first order of business by the House Managers should be to move to disqualify any senator who appears to have violated the impeachment oath just sworn to because of their previous public comments.

While the Constitution requires that the Senate “be under oath or affirmation” when trying impeachments, the actual wording of the oath has been written by the Senate into its procedural rules that govern the conduct of the Senate. The juror’s oath is found in Rule XXV of the Senate Rules in Impeachment Trials. It reads: ”I solemnly swear (or affirm) that in all things appertaining to the trial of ____, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.”

The requirement of “impartial justice” includes evaluating the evidence, and deciding whether the proven misconduct justifies removal from office. It is beyond question that senators violate their oath if they have closed their minds to the evidence or made public, disparaging statements regarding the House impeachment or prejudicial comments indicating their minds have already been made up prior to the Senate trial.

According to a December 20th New York Times article, the following 13 Republican senators have publicly stated in official statements, on Twitter and to the news media their bias and partiality regarding the outcome of the impeachment trial. The comments should be considered as prejudicial and indicate the senator is unable to grant impartial justice. They are: . .

According to a December 20th New York Times article, the following 13 Republican senators have publicly stated in official statements, on Twitter and to the news media their bias and partiality regarding the outcome of the impeachment trial. The comments should be considered as prejudicial and indicate the senator is unable to grant impartial justice. They are: . .

Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “We’ll be working through this process, hopefully in a fairly short period of time (be) in total coordination with the White House counsel’s office and the people who are representing the president as well as the Senate,” (CBS); McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor, argued that senators cannot follow the House’s lead and agree that the president deserves to be impeached. (The Hill) . . .

The total number of Republican senators who should be disqualified is nineteen. This becomes important because if they were to be disqualified, the two-thirds threshold necessary for conviction and removal of the President is reduced considerably.'>>>

https://tomcoleman.net/2020/01/16/republican-senators-may-have-facilitated-trump-conviction-removal-office/?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:01 PM

1. But who disqualifies them?

 

The chief justice? If it is up to McConnell I don't find this likely

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 05:37 PM

5. Perhaps the Chief Justice would refer the case to the Supreme Court.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:01 PM

2. Who could disqualify a senator for not being impartial?

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:04 PM

3. Maybe a scotus decision?

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:23 AM

4. bullshit... I await actual documented material... stupid media, I could live a life if it were not

forbidden by the powers that be... do you see me, do you see how little my thoughts count? So, why do you not see you?

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