Dear MoveOn member,
Senate Republicans just voted to conclude Donald Trump's impeachment trial without hearing from a single witness.1
First, Republicans said there was no quid pro quo and that Trump's phone call with Ukraine was "perfect."
Then, they said there might have been a quid pro quo, but it was to prevent corruption in Ukraine, not to get a foreign government to help with Trump's re-election.
And now, finally, Republicans are saying, "Yep, he did it. And we just don't care."
Barring some radical and stunning new developments, the Republican-led Senate will soon try to end this sham trial with a total cover-up of Donald Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors—and without hearing what a single witness had to say.
What an absolute and total disgrace.
There's only one solution left to save our democracy and hold Trump accountable: We need to make sure that this shameless cover-up ends the political careers of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Cory Gardner, Martha McSally, Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, and every other Senate Republican who enabled this outrage.
Will you donate $5 a month to help defeat Donald Trump and the Senate Republicans who just voted to cover-up Trump's crimes without hearing from a single witness?
What we're witnessing is truly shocking, even by GOP standards.
After months of denials, excuses, and transparent lies from Trump ... After a mountain of evidence proving the case that, yes, Trump did exactly what he was accused of doing ... After Trump and his attorneys basically admitted it on the floor of the Senate ...
Republicans simply shrugged and said, "We don't care."
But guess what? They don't get the last word. Voters do. And even before this disaster, Republicans up for re-election this November were in deep, deep trouble.
Of the seven most unpopular U.S. senators in the country, five of them are Republicans up for re-election this November: McConnell, Gardner, McSally, Collins, and Ernst. And they all are facing serious Democratic challengers.
And they all just participated in rigging the Senate trial to assure that Trump would be let off the hook without testimony from a single witness. Even Collins, who said she supported "a witness or two," only announced her vote in favor of witnesses after it was clear that McConnell had the votes he needed NOT to call any witnesses. Just who does she think she's fooling?
Now it's up to us to hold Trump and his Senate Republican cover-up caucus accountable. Will you chip in $5 a month to help vote them out in November?
Mar, after the final vote is taken, Trump and McConnell plan to gloat and celebrate.
Next Tuesday, Trump will give his State of the Union Address and brag about his impending "total exoneration."
It will be galling. It will be outrageous. It might even make you want to open up your window and yell, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
But we're not going to just sit back and take it. We're going to start organizing now to win in November. We will take back our country and make them pay. Will you help out by chipping in $5 a month?
Thanks for all you do.
–Allison, Mary, Robert, Nick, and the rest of the team
Source:1. "Senate rejects impeachment witnesses, setting up Trump acquittal," The Hill, January 31, 2020
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