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Response to onenote (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:13 PM

38. Of course we would! In a heartbeat. We allowed Nixon to resign

ahead of impeachment, we allowed Reagan to remain in office with a top Republican senator come out of retirement to babysit as his chief of staff. Both deals because, with many millions of people bitterly angry, they believed those were the best ways to protect our democracy, not to protect criminals.

And let's face it, just which massively corrupt, betraying Republican senator votes for what is hardly the biggest issue here; our democracy, our people's wellbeing, actually the entire planet's, are. The rest of their records provide all the information those who'd want to know needed to about them.

You may also vastly overestimate the interest in protecting Trump over their own elite positions. These are senators representing whole states, not congressmen from often very ideologically narrow districts who on average are back tending family businesses or whatever decades before their senators even consider retirement. Some would insist on protecting him for some reason or other; some who would need to because they're up for election would be allowed to make a show. Moscow Mitch would do what he does to make the numbers work.

This happy scenario of course is all based on McConnell's deciding he needed to remove Trump to keep power. So far he's been deciding his best course is to protect the jerk.

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