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Politics Senators Who Voted to Convict Trump Represent 18 Million More Americans

03:50  06 february  2020
03:50  06 february  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

Murkowski comes out against impeachment witnesses, putting Trump on path to acquittal

  Murkowski comes out against impeachment witnesses, putting Trump on path to acquittal Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski came out Friday against calling witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, all but assuring the Senate will move to wrap up proceedings with a likely acquittal in a matter of days, if not hours. © Provided by FOX News“Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate. I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything.

A more likely explanation for Trump ’s survival was the unchanging opposition of the Republican base to removal. Mind-blowing stat: 48 Senators who voted to convict Trump represent 18 million more Americans than 52 Republicans who voted to acquit.

If those senators hold, that leaves just 62 senators potentially voting to convict , which does not meet the Americans are still split on party lines about whether Trump should be removed from office. 18 to approve those articles, meaning Trump was then impeached. Republicans who spoke in the

Senators representing 151.5 million Americans outvoted senators representing 169.5 million Americans to acquit President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump waits with Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after his arrival at the White House, on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC.© Mark Wilson/Getty U.S. President Donald Trump waits with Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after his arrival at the White House, on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC.

A majority of the U.S. public indicated in recent polls that they supported Trump's impeachment and removal from office. Despite this, the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday afternoon still voted against removing the president from office—48-52 on abuse of power and 47-53 on obstruction of justice charge—making him the third president in U.S. history to be acquitted from House-passed articles of impeachment.

Pelosi calls senators who voted against trial witnesses 'accomplices to the President's cover-up'

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Romney Says He Will Vote to Convict Trump . Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, announced on the Senate floor on Wednesday that he intended to vote to I will only be one name among many , no more , no less, to future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial.

Democratic Senator Doug Jones, facing a tough re-election bid this year in Republican-dominated Alabama, said he would vote to convict Trump on both Democrats accused Trump of abusing his power by withholding 1 million in security aid passed by Congress to help Ukraine combat

Only one Republican defected from the solid GOP majority, which represents 44 percent of the total U.S. population. Republican Senator Mitt Romney was the only lawmaker to break from his party's ranks to support Trump's removal on the abuse of power charge. Democratic Senators represent a total of 168 million Americans and Romney 1.5 million, a total figure 18 million greater than the 151.5 million represented by the remaining Republican senators who voted to acquit. Yet the acquittal was confirmed.

Today's vote, which Democrats and Trump critics immediately protested, will drive further concerns about the Senate's disproportionality and ability to adequately represent a fast-changing America. It's effectiveness was last put into question when Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote, with GOP senators voting for his confirmation, and Democratic senators voting against, with the exception of Joe Manchin from West Virginia, who voted with Republicans.

Trump Jr. says Romney 'should be expelled from the GOP'

  Trump Jr. says Romney 'should be expelled from the GOP' President Trump's oldest son Donald Trump Jr. condemned Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for his decision to vote to convict the president for abuse of power, saying he "should be expelled from the GOP."Trump Jr. took to Twitter to denounce the Utah senator, claiming that he is "forever bitter that he will never be" president."He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he's joining them now," the president's son tweeted. "He's now officially aTrump Jr. took to Twitter to denounce the Utah senator, claiming that he is "forever bitter that he will never be" president.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he’d vote to formally censure the president as the Democratic Senator calls for lawmakers to formally censure, if not convict , Donald Trump . In addition to the list of Republican senators who have already indicated their intentions, most of the

Sen . Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is expected to be the only Republican senator to vote Wednesday to convict President Trump on an impeachment I will only be one name among many , no more or less, to future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial. They will note merely that

Democratic senators lost a majority of seats in the chamber to Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections despite leading by more than 12 million votes in the races. Two Senators are voted from each of the 50 states in America regardless of population size. Therefore, large states such as California, which has roughly 40 million people, have the same level of representation as smaller states such as Wyoming, the country's least populous state. This means one voter from conservative Wyoming will possess greater influence over the makeup of the Senate than one voter from left-leaning California.

The disproportionality arises because smaller, rural states tend to lean red, often giving Republicans an advantage. And the gap between large Democratic states and smaller rural Republican states has continued to grow over the years. In 2018, Democrats also had to invest in defending 26 seats, including in California, but despite garnering more votes, it didn't translate to additional seats.

Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of Berkeley Law at the University of California, calls the Senate system "inherently anti-majoritarian" and notes that a constitutional amendment will be required for that to change. It's unlikely this will occur anytime soon, he added.

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