Acquittal comes at a price

February 15, 2021 ☼ trumpjan6mcconnellimpeachment

Source: Tampa Bay Times - Link

The Senate vote to acquit former President Trump in his second impeachment trial vividly illustrated the fault line that runs through his adopted party: Even as the majority of Republicans stayed loyal, a sizable minority made clear their desire to be rid of him.


Trump, he said, was guilty of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” in the way he provoked the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and in his failure to stop it once the violence began.

“There is no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” he said.

It’s not clear to me how this will shake out in the future. Does McConnell really think that Trump should be thrown in jail?