Imagine what it must be like to be a United States Senator at the impeachment trial of a President, and you can’t vote the way you want because your party won’t allow it.
That’s the problem facing no fewer than four Democrat Senators, who say if they vote to acquit, they’d face severe consequences politically.
Aside from the irony of how ridiculous this whole thing sounds, Democrats are likely to vote straight down party lines, along with 6-qo Republicans, even though there’s no evidence whatsoever other than the mound the House Managers presented that we already knew made the guy guilty.
That’s not the point. The point is, the Democrats say they have “absolutely no choice” and that the trial will make no difference anyway. One Senator spoke through an aide who may or may not work for him under condition of anonymity:
“Of course we have no choice. Do you have any idea what the voters would do if we let that psycho off the hook? I’m not from Pennsyltucky or Texohio. People care about the actual law where I come from, not what Donald Trump invented.
“For the record, no, I have no choice, but that’s because I have a soul. Not because I think he’s not guilty or that this is unconstitutional.”
Chuck Schumer denies that four senators from liberal blue states would vote to acquit if they could, mostly because it’s typical right-wing spin on simple truths.
Damn liberals. Always using logic, reason, and empathy. It’s so un-American.