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Senate dismisses two articles of impeachment against U.S. Homeland Security secretary, ending trial

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK

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LOL. THAT went well for the cult.

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lol

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“The impeachment trial is the third in five years. Democrats impeached President Donald Trump twice”

Lol.

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Done and dusted for the GOP.

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LOL. THAT went well for the cult

No surprise.

“The impeachment trial is the third in five years. Democrats impeached President Donald Trump twice

Yup, and he was acquitted twice! Lol.

But look, the GOP tried to impeach Clinton that ended in disaster as well. And it’s understandable. When you control the Senate and someone of your party is impeached, why would you slit your own throat. I get and supported the symbolism of the impeachment process, but I knew the Senate wasn’t going to convict in any of these cases, but one can try at least if anything. So is it a waste of time for either side? Depends there are so many ways you can view something like this.

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LOL. THAT went well for the cult

No surprise.

Don’t you remember? You were excited about it and said he was finished. It must be disappointing to see your hopes dashed, again.

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Don’t you remember? You were excited about it and said he was finished.

Yes, nothing has changed. Still stand by it. But did I think he would be removed by a Democrat led Senate, I would have told you, unlikely.

It must be disappointing to see your hopes dashed, again.

Well, no, I already knew the Dems would never oust him. So no, I’m not disappointed in that sense.

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“He’s finished!”

”It’s unlikely he’ll be removed”

Nope, no contradiction there at all.

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Cry me a river!

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More ridiculous pure political theater while Repubs insult one another and fail to pass bills helping protect our allies...

Nothing but a MAGA-clown show - one of several going on at the same time...

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“He’s finished!”

”It’s unlikely he’ll be removed”

Nope, no contradiction there at all

Both sides said this and both lost out.

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The cult impeached him, not for any high crime much less a misdemeanor. Not even for incompetence. Nope, he was impeached over a disagreement on policy.

That’s not what the process is for.

So after all the huff and puff by the usual legal midgets, it dies with a whimper.

Can’t get more MAGA than that!

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The cult impeached him, not for any high crime much less a misdemeanor.

Not doing your job at securing a border is a high crime.

Not even for incompetence. Nope, he was impeached over a disagreement on policy.

National security and sovereignty is a very, very huge disagreement policy.

That’s not what the process is for. 

Didn’t stop the Dems.

So after all the huff and puff by the usual legal midgets, it dies with a whimper. 

Just like with the Dems.

Can’t get more MAGA than that

Or more left crazy.

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The difference between the this impeachment and both of Trump’s is that in both of Trump’s he was proven to have done what he was accused of and the acts were crimes. His Toadies just didn’t want to be bothered to hear witnesses because then they would have looked like the hypocritical goons they were for failing to apply the law.

Here, there is no criminal offense alleged much less proven.

So not even remotely the same thing.

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Both sides said this and both lost out.

Except Trump was actually impeached, twice, before he was acquitted.

Mayorkas wasn’t.

I agree though… it was a big loss for the Democrats. They made up for it in the election though.

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Another difference is that nobody is going to remember this at the ballot box while nobody is ever going to forget that Trump was impeached for actually being a criminal, TWICE and was from conviction because his rubes couldn’t be bothered to apply the law.

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The difference between the this impeachment and both of Trump’s is that in both of Trump’s he was proven to have done what he was accused of and the acts were crimes.

The same and even more so with Myorkas. The man betrayed his adoptive country.

His Toadies just didn’t want to be bothered to hear witnesses because then they would have looked like the hypocritical goons they were for failing to apply the law. 

And the Dems don’t care because they want this to happen. Increase the number of Democrat new voters.

Here, there is no criminal offense alleged much less proven. 

Proven, the Democrats in the Senate didn’t want to convict.

So not even remotely the same thing.

Yup.

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Another difference is that nobody is going to remember this at the ballot box

When it comes to US citizens, border, immigration and illegals running amok, not only will they remember, that is one of the main issues on the minds of Americans

https://news.gallup.com/poll/611135/immigration-surges-top-important-problem-list.aspx

while nobody is ever going to forget that Trump was impeached for actually being a criminal, TWICE

and acquitted TWICE, they didn’t forget that as well.

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With the Republicans guaranteed to win WVA and now Maryland it will be at least a 51-49 vote the other way soon enough.

this vote shows the Dems have zero interest in our own border.

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Not doing your job at securing a border is a high crime.

No, it's not. A high crime would involve abuse of office or a deliberate circumvention of law. Like, for example, using one's authority of office to attempt to reverse an election result.

this vote shows the Dems have zero interest in our own border.

See above.

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No, it's not.

Wrong.

A high crime would involve abuse of office

See, now we both agree on something for once.

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Careful what you wish for.

lol you of all people should be wary of predictions this morning. Ukraine aid is a go and impeaching Mayorka is a no. That’s 0/2 just today.

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this vote shows the Dems have zero interest in our own border.

No it doesn’t. It shows the crazy caucus had nothing, again.

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hogan is winning by over 13 points and will win.

problem is that he is is a totally unreliable vote and will just replace Romney in a new unholy trinity of him, Collins and Murkowski.

so we really need 53-47 just to be safe.

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this vote shows the Dems have zero interest in our own border.

Lol And the GOP's refusal to bring any sort of immigration vote to the floor shows they're not interested either.

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lol you of all people should be wary of predictions this morning.

Not really.

Ukraine aid is a go and impeaching Mayorka is a no.

Again, no surprise and no win. Definitely not for the nation, but yeah, you guys have abortion. lol

No it doesn’t.

It absolutely does, and as someone who is from a border state, the average American or European has no clue what is going on, live along the border for a year and let’s have this conversation again. Wonder if AOC or Pelosi would do it,

It shows the crazy caucus had nothing, again.

Well, that is what Myorkas and this administration are, that’s twice now we have agreed on something today..

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hogan is winning by over 13 points and will win.

problem is that he is is a totally unreliable vote and will just replace Romney in a new unholy trinity of him, Collins and Murkowski.

so we really need 53-47 just to be safe.

Better call Dr Oz and Herschel Walker.....ROFL...

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It shows the crazy caucus had nothing, again.

Well, that is what Myorkas and this administration are, that’s twice now we have agreed on something today..

What?!

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Wasting time as always.

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lol you of all people should be wary of predictions this morning.

Not really.

Oh boy, here we go again...

Ukraine aid is a go and impeaching Mayorka is a no.

Again, no surprise and no win. Definitely not for the nation, but yeah, you guys have abortion. lol

Abortion? Life begin at conception? Permitting abortions to the 15th week killing babies?

No it doesn’t.

It absolutely does, and as someone who is from a border state, the average American or European has no clue what is going on, live along the border for a year and let’s have this conversation again. Wonder if AOC or Pelosi would do it,

Or you could just hire a bunch of illegal maids...

It shows the crazy caucus had nothing, again.

Well, that is what Myorkas and this administration are, that’s twice now we have agreed on something today..

Maybe we can agree on what "cutting to the quick" means...

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All 5 of your vulnerable Senators votes for this disgraceful action.

This included all five of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents:Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.; Jon Tester, D-Mont.; Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Bob Casey, D-Pa.; and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. 

so these plus WV and MD. Gonna be a bloodbath.

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All 5 of your vulnerable Senators votes for this disgraceful action.

No. Disgraceful is when the right tries to impeach a guy in response to "border crisis" when it was their politicians that who refused to "close the border." Good on the Senate for rejecting this circus.

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First time in 227 years a trial hasn’t been held for an impeachment.

anything to protect Biden and Mayorkas- who will both be unemployed less than 9 months from now anyway.

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No. Disgraceful is when the right tries to impeach a guy in response to "border crisis" when it was their politicians that who refused to "close the border."

What? Myorkas is Border enforcer, that should have been his top priority. I get it, he works for Biden and the Dems don't want it, that is disgraceful.

Good on the Senate for rejecting this circus.

Good, why would they convict and remove one of their own, I saw that coming a mile away.

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Another right-wing crazy-train derails and crashes into nothingness. Because it was running on a track that didn't actually have any supports.

Another nothingburger by a bunch of angry morons that the Democrats dared impeach their boy for trying to sell out America for his personal benefit, then tried to overthrow the government because he didn't like the way the people voted. So they tried to bring up a baseless impeachment, and surprise surprise, there wasn't anything to support it.

The only bigger nothingburger is the Biden investigation.

And these idiots will claim that it's a conspiracy to hide Biden's crimes, showing they are just as stupid today as they were after the 2020 election when they believed Trump won without any evidence to support it.

These people are literally the bottom dregs of humanity.

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What? Myorkas is Border enforcer, that should have been his top priority. I get it, he works for Biden and the Dems don't want it, that is disgraceful.

Oh dear, someone has believed Fox again. (Fox lies, you know)

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Another right-wing crazy-train derails and crashes into nothingness. Because it was running on a track that didn't actually have any supports.

Another nothingburger by a bunch of angry morons that the Democrats dared impeach their boy for trying to sell out America for his personal benefit, then tried to overthrow the government because he didn't like the way the people voted. So they tried to bring up a baseless impeachment, and surprise surprise, there wasn't anything to support it.

The only bigger nothingburger is the Biden investigation.

And these idiots will claim that it's a conspiracy to hide Biden's crimes, showing they are just as stupid today as they were after the 2020 election when they believed Trump won without any evidence to support it.

These people are literally the bottom dregs of humanity.

Well, and to your point, that is the reason why I am not a big fan of impeachments, wasn't for it in 1999, and still in 2024, I get the symbolism of it, but unless the party in power controls the Senate and you are impeaching someone from a cabinet position in that same party, the Senate will never convict. So both sides win and both sides lose.

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With the Republicans guaranteed to win WVA and now Maryland it will be at least a 51-49 vote the other way soon enough.

this vote shows the Dems have zero interest in our own border.

Trump showed this by demanding his minions kill the bipartisan border bill.

anything to protect Biden and Mayorkas- who will both be unemployed less than 9 months from now anyway.

How's the Biden impeachment going?

Despite neither the earlier Comer committee investigation nor the impeachment inquiry finding evidence of wrongdoing by the president, on December 13, 2023, majority House Republicans unanimously approved a resolution to formalize the inquiry.

On February 15, 2024, the FBI arrested and charged Alexander Smirnov, who was the central figure in bribery allegations against Joe Biden for lying to investigators and fabricating an uncorroborated story to damage Biden's reelection campaign, and that "officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved" in manufacturing the story.

This is why nobody takes republicans seriously.

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best stock up for the pity party.

Yep you will need to borrow some tissues in about 6 months.

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Trump showed this by demanding his minions kill the bipartisan border bill.

Thank God

How's the Biden impeachment going?

Going as well as every other impeachment that both sides tried to do to each other.

This is why nobody takes republicans seriously.

What?

https://www.realclearpolling.com/

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“Trump showed this by demanding his minions kill the bipartisan border bill.”

Thank God

‘Thank God’ SMH- The bill received support from the Border Patrol Union, the Chamber of Commerce, the South Texas Alliance of Cities, was co-authored by republicans, and had widespread support amongst the right. 1500 more border patrol personnel, 4300 more asylum officers. But we know your particular MAGA brand of ‘patriotism’ dictates that you can only support measures that you believe will personally help Trump, not the country.

Yeah totally makes sense that the best source of news about the United States would be…..Canadian newspapers. /s

Canadian outlets? Oh, dear God! I suppose you also think that Nickleback is one of the greatest musicians ever as well.

In maga world, the zip code is more important than the quality of reportage- makes you wonder why they fall so regularly for Russian propaganda.

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Textbook Biden-democrat parade about their enthusiasm for open borders and obsession with not being held accountable for the tens of millions that have flooded in under their watch.

Voters take note.

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Thank God’ SMH- The bill received support from the Border Patrol Union,

https://youtu.be/MvnLhA4c2vc?si=LEF2Z80d-08_kin0

Try again.

https://youtu.be/CVYH2S5RiMs?si=bdESM-yONkc1kFrM

the Chamber of Commerce, the South Texas Alliance of Cities, was co-authored by republicans and had widespread support amongst the right.

Liberal cities. That’s like saying Orange County represents California

1500 more border patrol personnel, 4300 more asylum officers.

https://youtu.be/lVyLYp3pvT8?si=AqTTH-ONNeMqk5FKhttps://youtu.be/lVyLYp3pvT8?si=AqTTH-ONNeMqk5FK

Their boss is Myorkas, what do you expect for them to say??? Most are married have families, pensions, so yes, the majority of them will say, yes.

But we know your particular MAGA brand of ‘patriotism’ dictates that you can only support measures that you believe will personally help Trump, not the country.

No, the majority of agents take the job for one reason, to secure the border no matter what and they’re not allowed to do that under this president, they’re not illegal process administrators, that is not their job, that is not what they signed up for.

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Their boss is Myorkas, what do you expect for them to say??? Most are married have families, pensions, so yes, the majority of them will say, yes.

So you’re saying Mayorkas will take their pensions if they don’t support him? lol ok.

No, the majority of agents take the job for one reason, to secure the border no matter what and they’re not allowed to do that under this president, they’re not illegal process administrators, that is not their job, that is not what they signed up for.

Liberal cities. That’s like saying Orange County represents California

Seeking asylum is not illegal- more border patrol personnel patrolling the border, more people to process claims more quickly and efficiently. An obvious win. The actual people working on the border, the boots on the ground, who know more than you do about the situation, supported the bill.

“A Border Deal now would be another Gift to the Radical Left Democrats,” Trump said

Be honest, the chorus of voices supporting the bill, from the left and right as well as those working on the border itself was for you and the other obstructionist maga enthusiasts, immediately overruled by political

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… brinkmanship. (iPad problems, apologies).

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bass4funk

The difference between the this impeachment and both of Trump’s is that in both of Trump’s he was proven to have done what he was accused of and the acts were crimes.

The same and even more so with Myorkas. The man betrayed his adoptive country.

What crime did he commit?

Blacklabel

First time in 227 years a trial hasn’t been held for an impeachment.

anything to protect Biden and Mayorkas- who will both be unemployed less than 9 months from now anyway.

To have a trial, you first have to have a crime. The GOP couldn't even come up with a crime that he committed.

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