Ahead of the fifth day of Trump’s second impeachment trial, Mitch McConnell sends an email to Republican senators informing them that he is voting to acquit the former president.
McConnell’s excuse is that Trump is already out of office, so the Constitution doesn’t apply. House impeachment managers made very clear on Tuesday that impeachment was designed not only to remove a president but to stop him or her from running for public office again. Republican Senators know this.
House impeachment managers argue that not impeaching Trump will tell all future presidents that they can get away with anything during their last month in office.
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