川普弹劾略览 一切都结束了吗?

转载自纽约时报:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/30/us/politics/impeachment-briefing-is-it-over.html

Impeachment Briefing: Is It Over?

Senator Lamar Alexander said he would not vote for new witnesses — a possible death blow to the Democrats’ case.
议员Lamar Alexander表明自己不会为召唤新证人投票——民主党案子的一个可能的毁灭性打击。

What happened today
  • The fate of President Trump’s impeachment trial is likely sealed. Late Thursday, Senator Lamar Alexander, seen as the deciding vote on whether new witnesses would be heard in the trial, said he would vote against the measure. The announcement dealt what was widely seen as fatal blow to Democrats, who needed four Republicans to sign on to the idea.
  • “I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense,” Mr. Alexander said in a statement.
  • Senator Susan Collins, another key Republican vote, announced Thursday night that she would vote to support hearing from witnesses, joining Senator Mitt Romney. Even if Senator Lisa Murkowski, another moderate, were to form a trio with them, Democrats wouldn’t have the votes they need: A 50-50 tie in an impeachment trial means a motion fails. Chief Justice John Roberts could decide to break that tie — while impeachment rules are vague, there is some precedent — but it’s unlikely he would do it.
  • Democrats responded on Thursday with defiance and some limited resolve. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that if the Senate refused to call new witnesses, an acquittal would not be legitimate. Representative Adam Schiff, the lead House manager, tried to rebuff the idea that witnesses would substantially prolong the trial by suggesting limiting depositions to one week, the same length of time used during the Clinton impeachment trial.
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纽约时报早就帮着民主党刻意强调,参议院是共和党把持。

要说弹劾案本身,在没提出之前就已经败了。

但政治是没那么简单的,必败的案一样可以拿出来赢取人心,特别是那些醉心于左派乌托邦理想的民主党福利政策支持者。

美国政治的堕落,必须美国人自身堕落在先,否则AOC那货色哪可能进得了国会?

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