The Republican majority in the U.S. Senate represents a minority of American Citizens. These Republican senators represent less than 44% of the American population. And yet, these Republican senators can block the conviction of an impeached president.
An impeached president who has committed crimes much more serious than those of Richard Nixon during Watergate, which led to Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
An impeached president who was impeached for acts a lot worse than lying about a blow job, which led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.
An impeached president who lost the popular vote in 2016 by almost 3 million votes.
An impeached president who suffered the largest midterm election defeat in U.S. history in 2018.
And an impeached president who abused the power of the presidency and obstructed Congress’ investigation into that abuse.
This is the American democracy in 2020. What a shame.
Political cartoon: Matt Wuerker, Politico.