14 Feb '21 12:07>2 edits
@shavixmir saidOf the few Rep. Senators who voted to convict, several were not up for re-election. That pretty much sums it up: those who voted not to convict care more about their own futures than that of the country. EDIT: I except Ben Sasse, who voted to convict and is not up for re-election--he's a Rep. with a conscience and an intact moral compass.
Ballless, spineless and broken.
That sums the republicans up.
So, now we have the script for how to seize power in America: do exactly what Trump did, only harder, slightly less publicly (i.e., don't let state governors record your phone calls when you tell them to "find" votes), and make sure the battleground states are really really close (so you don't have "find" more than a few hundred votes instead of tens of thousands). Then, in the final six weeks, impose a state of national emergency with martial law, and unilaterally declare the election result void. Six weeks out, no impeachment will get rolling in time to de-throne him. Presto: Trump v2.0.