After the pitiful failure of the Democrats’ impeachment sham, they tried to pull a last-ditch effort to punish President Trump.
Senator Joe Manchin proposed the idea of censuring President Trump since they failed to convict him in the impeachment trial.
Manchin truly believed that a “bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump.” Get real. The Republicans hold firm that President Trump didn’t do anything wrong. There’s no way they’re going to vote to censure him.
Manchin proposed, “Censure would allow this body to unite across party lines and as an equal branch of government to formally denounce the President’s actions and hold him accountable. The most dangerous, the most troubling to me, is the false claim that the President can do no wrong, that he is above the law and if it’s good for the reelection of the President that it’s good for our country. That is simply preposterous.”
When asked by reporters Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) shut the idea down, “Mitch McConnell — we cannot bring it up in the Senate trial. He has the ability to bring it up afterwards. He won’t. But for most of us, and just about all of us, he should be convicted and we don’t want a halfway measure.”
Schumer continued, “I think the reason McConnell doesn’t want to bring it on the floor is our Republican colleagues — so many of them — are so afraid of even saying he was wrong that they don’t want to have a vote on it.”
That is not true Senators Lamar Alexander, Collins, and Murkowski have all said they didn’t agree with how the President handled the situation with Ukraine.
Republican Senator Susan Collins said, “I considered censure. If the House had started with a censure resolution, instead of leaping to impeachment and shortcutting the process and skipping over judicial adjudication, it’s something I would have looked at,” Collins said. “At this point, the fact is the President has been impeached — and only (the) third president to actually be impeached in history — both Republican senators such as myself and Democratic senators have criticized his conduct, strikes me as a reprimand.”
Republicans have made it clear that there is ZERO chance that the Senate will censure President Trump and therefore this ridiculous last-ditch effort from the Democrats has failed miserably.