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  • jesuisravi

    Seems to me that the real reason these guys are not doing the job is because the people allow them not to do the job. Not all the people, not even the majority and, actually, by far not the majority but the people these guys are beholden to for their votes JUST DON;T CARE. As long as their fantasy of a return to the time when 'America was great" are being pandered to….well, who cares about all that liberal and commie jive about freedom and justice, truth and due process etc.?

  • David Goldman

    and all the dems inline going along with a total partisan impeachment outweighs there duty and the constitution politics

  • G. Strauss

    As an outsider, and a citizen of a fairly young democracy going back 26 years, I stagger at reading that 'fear of Trump, Moscow Mitch and base' keeps republicans in line. Isn't their first duty, as representatives of the people of the country, to the people of that country? It pains me to think that my country once looked up to the US as a model for its own democracy and yet, now, our democracy seems more mature than the US.

  • Michael Finnegan

    Get ready for the salty tears weekend. Today Beloved President Trump will be exonerated. The evil, power-hungry DemoRats have lost. There dishonesty, lying and cheating is coming back to bite them. They are about to reap what they have sown. They will lose the House in November, they will lose seats in the senate and Beloved President Trump will be reelected in a landslide. God loving Americas see through this farce that the DemoRats have pushed for the past 3 years and we are sick of it. I pray this will be the final destruction of the DemoRatic party and they will never again rise to power. Hopefully Beloved President Trump will enjoy a super majority for the next 4 years and loyal Americans can make up the time we have lost because of these American hating DemoRats. The next 4 years will make America stronger than it has ever been. Such a far cry from the unbelievable destruction that 8 years of Obama caused. In only 3 years Beloved President Trump has erased the Obama damage and has exposed him for the American hating coward that he was. His legacy was one of total failure and despair. God bless President Trump! MAGA! 2020!

  • O. B.

    "If I ever will be president of a shithole country, it will be the biggest shithole country the world has ever seen. Believe me. There will be no bigger shithole around. No sir."
    Dimwit Trump, some tuesday in 2015

  • William Fritz

    Are they afraid of him for their own sakes or afraid of what he might do if he thought they were abandoning his protection?

  • Cella Gee

    I am now hearing that he may be on some sort of drugs, which could account for his sniffles.
    Alas, none of this matters😐

  • Clarissa Park

    TO THE SENATE AND TRUMP'S ATTORNEYS…YOU HAVE JUST UNLEASHED A PSYCHOPATH! I HOPE YOU CAN LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!

  • Wado Waleli

    As an independent, I view these Republicans with disgust. If they don't hold Trump accountable for his breach of the Constitution, then they not only disdain everything it stands for, but they are ratifying our immediate move into a dictatorship. From there, Trump will continue his abuses until we are the same kind of kleptocracy Putin orchestrated in Russia, destroying its young democracy and allowing the criminal elite to thrive, which in turn enriched him. You don't think Trump wants to do the same thing?

  • Robin Sexton

    How about we start boycotting products from McConnell & Co.’s home states? AND being very vocal about why? Surely Kentucky isn’t the only place bourbon is made. Lol. Let’s hit them where it hurts!!!

  • charles riddlebarger

    Hahaha hahaha you people are so dense. You thrive on being stupid.if you dont get a guilty verdict the impeachment trial is fixed.you are dumbasses,a laughing stock of the world. You've been even caught in ur lies .adam schitt is a little compulsive cal. Lier. Tell the truth to the American people not ur damned fake news. Ur ratings should even nose dive more but we know why you stay on the air tell the truth where do u find all ur misfits

  • Cheryl Moore

    THANK YOU SENATOR WARREN!!!
    These current Senators evidently have forgotten that regardless of their party…they KNOW right from wrong and should vote accordingly! This BS of turning a blind eye to proof positive evidence because of the potential Republican "fallout" and repercussions from their party…is SHAMEFUL & WRONG!!! They KNOW what Trump did was wrong and are too afraid to stand up and say it… is just absolutley PATHETIC and don't deserve to have their ELECTED seats…and we will NOT forget this travesty that THEY have caused!!! America hangs in the balance here…all of this is unprecedented
    … and will FOREVER change face of politics in our beloved county and what America has ALWAYS stood for!!! And they will be held accountable for being the chosen ones who failed the citizens of America and THAT'S on them! They've thus far miserably failed the people who voted them into their respective offices!!! I don't know how they sleep at night because
    SHAME BE ON ALL OF THEM who KNOW right from wrong but they let their party BULLY them into allowing THIS happen….they NEED to remember they pledged an OATH!!!

  • misty Day

    I myself want to fallow this to many unanswered questions about the president dealings with no account ability. I believe he should Resign an pay the price of Humiliation for what he did to the office of the presidentcey.

  • Joy Anna Radcliffe

    It is all about keeping their party people happy and their campaign monies flowing, despite how evil their actions are.

  • No Name Guy

    Maybe its time for limits on senate terms. This is happening because republican senators are more afraid of losing their jobs than doing what is right.

  • William Bednarz

    Covering for Donald Trump ?? Think of bankruptcies and the "WE the PEOPLE" the people lost their jobs – they lost their healthcare – their PENSIONS – and some lost their houses / homes…
    Now think of HOW Donald Trump brags about being for the people…….CAN YOU NAME ONE THING HE HAS DONE FOR ONE PERSON IN ANY OF THE BANKRUPTCIES ( WHILE HE BRAGS OF MAKING MONEY WITH THEM). To carry that one step further the Republican Party is "ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE" bending over to hide EVIDENCE to keep him in office and REFUSING WITNESSES – DOCUMENTS – TESTIMONY

  • Penny Grensavitch

    They have already said that Trump is guilty of what he is charged with but they don't feel it's an impeachable offense…..1st he didn't do the. He did but it doesn't matter ..same thing different day .

  • Homo Sapiens in Futurae

    Then the earth will soon, officially, be flat again if Trump stays in office!
    Accompanying wit h the religious right-wing and self-proclaimed preachers!
    From germany

  • S. Simmons

    If soooo many of these senators are this petrified of this potus, my God, what kind of future do they think they are making for America and themselves??😱😱😱😱😱

  • pfflam

    . . . and the size of that Base is completely inflated, so much of it made up of very very vocal and persistent Russian Bots and Trolls

  • phennec

    The Trump base is only like 25 to 30 percent of the American people. That is not enough for them to win any re-election. I don't know what they are afraid of. Oh I know. They are all afraid we will find out about their corruption whatever form that may be. The Senate Republicans are doomed no matter what they do. And they are especially doomed if they don't have a fair impeachment trial with witnesses.

  • Lilly Fitzgerald

    Fear being the driving force, I have to say, the US doesn't have a democratic process – it is a sham; a stunning sham. People are more concerned about themselves than the greater good of your country. Stunning. And if McConnell and Trump wields that much power, why would you not want to get rid of them. They are not good for your country, let alone the world.

  • ifiknewthen13

    So now it is coming to light…. DJT, Pompano, Perry, Graham, Barr, and the rest, are getting power on the down low, and under the table. Greed is a nasty bedfellow and ,it will have the residuals on the sheets as evidence

  • Jim Keogh

    mix in a little more bad information (Breitbart yesterday: "Alex Vindman's brother had access to the Bolton manuscript in his capacity in intelligence and COULD have leaked…") to the emotion and confusion and Putin will have gotten his money's worth. Find me 5 Americans who aren't disgusted in their own Federal government in some way

  • M Infanger

    TRUMP WASN'T JUST GATHERING INFO ON THE BIDENS. TRUMP WAS HELPING PUTIN'S RUSSIA IN REASSEMBLING THE USSR. WHEN THE USSR FELL IN THE 90'S, 15 NEW COUNTRIES APPEARED. REPUBLICANS MANY STILL IN OFFICE THOUGHT THE KGB WAS GONE. GOP JUNKETS WERE MANY AND OFTEN. THEY PLUNDERED THE MONEY AMERICA AND THE FREE WORLD GAVE TO THESE COUNTRIES. THEY WERE WATCHED BY RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE AND ARE NOW BLACKMAILING THE GOP. WAS 911 A FALSE FLAG ATTACK? STEEL FROM THE BUILDINGS WAS NEVER TESTED. WERE THEY COVERING FOR THEIR CRIMES? TO BANKRUPT AMERICA IN CONSTANT WARS? IRAQ WAS ATTACKED FOR NO REASON. WAS THE 2007 REPUBLICAN CREATED BANK FAILURE THAT DEVASTATED AMERICAS MIDDLE CLASS PLANNED? BUSH GAVE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AS SUBSIDIES TO THE BANKS AND THEY GAVE THE MONEY IN BONUSES. HAS TRUMP BEEN DRIVING OUR ALLIES AWAY INTENTIONAL? IS THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA ALL TO WEAKEN AMERICA? IS KEEPING OUR SOLDIERS AWAY FROM HOME A TACTIC TO LIMIT SUPPORT FOR A PEOPLES REBELLION? TAX REFORM DEVASTATED OUR NATIONAL DEBT? SO OTHER THAN WHAT WE THE PEOPLE PAY IN TAXES WHAT OTHER MONEY IS COMING IN? ALL THOSE LISTED AS ACCOMPLICES WERE PUT THERE BY TRUMP. THE GOP SUPER PACK IS SUPPORTING THIS CONSPIRACY,? IS TRUMP HIDING EVIDENCE OF ELECTION FRAUD AND VOTING MACHINES CHANGING THE VOTE COUNTS? THEY WERE NEVER INVESTIGATED IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA AFTER REPORTS OF VOTE CHANGES.APPEARED? HOW DID THE BLUE WAVE OF 2018 MISS AFFECTING, EVEN ADDING A REPUBLICAN SENATOR? THIS IS THE WORK OF MASSIVE THINK TANK. MOST LIKELY IN RUSSIA. AMERICA WE ARE BEING BETRAYED, FLEECED, LIED TOO AND ROBBED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, ON BEHALF OF TRUMP SERVICING PUTIN SO THEY WILL MAKE HIM PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. OUR TROOPS ARE IN GREAT DANGER FROM TRUMP AND PUTIN.
    We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within….”
    – Nikita Khrushchev 1956
    PREMIER USSR

  • John Hanks

    Putin too.  Contributions funneled through the NRA. and many extremist groups.  Here and in Europe.  Disruption and divide.  Even dividing Turkey from NATO.  Turkey is part of the Trump corruption with Putin's divided from NATO.  Turkey attacks  the kurds with ISIS released ad growing back  It is the same with the assassination.  ISIS back in Europe and the US new.  Perfect disruption with partial media coverage.  Blood and gore without understanding and context.  It is the same with Trump's cult and himself..  It is heaalithy of every fool for sterotypes out of context.

  • Mary Girven

    So ashamed that I ever considered myself a Republican! You can be sure I will NEVER EVER cast another vote for anyone in the corrupt TRUMP party! Absolutely disgusted by the red side of the senate and I'm grieving for our country! It can ONLY get worse, much worse…

  • Mary Girven

    So ashamed that I ever considered myself a Republican! You can be sure I will NEVER EVER cast another vote for anyone in the corrupt TRUMP party! Absolutely disgusted by the red side of the senate and I'm grieving for our country! It can ONLY get worse, much worse…

  • lourdes krohn

    You all Republican Senators betrayed our Nation! You all betrayed every single American Citizen that wanted witnessed an a real trial! You denied us the right to hear the truth! coward Republicans! We will vote Blue!! 2020!

  • Renee Connolly

    Why is everyone having a dignified, aloof, but jollified little chuckle at the conclusion of the video..? Come on Rachel, are you and your sweetie finally feeling so comfortable in the land of the elite that you have crossed over? This really disturbs me – not the Rachel Maddow Show, all behaving like Gramps Mitch "Satan" McConnell's grandkiddies sitting around the fire, sherrys in hand, glassy eyed moose heads hanging on the cedar walls, jocularly hamming it up over the donations that will fund the kid's college fees in the decades to come, because Gramps McConnell's bagged the trial and his donors yet again?
    You're all too comfortable for me.

  • Jorge Ramos

    The trial is 100% a sham. The Senate is a joke and the two party system does not work. Politicians act on self interest and preservation at the expense of the nation's best interest.

  • LIZA SMITH

    there is only one way now..to vote all possible republicans out..especially Mitch McConnell and all senators. They are not legitimate representatives and have broken the oath taken before the trial. Why are they betraying their party for a con man who will harm them in a minute? Why do they entrust our precious nation to a president with a history of criminality and criminal associates..and why do they allow trump to steal and hide money from America and any nation he can..without even looking for his criminality. When will this end?

  • Da Choppah

    70M Deplorable SonsaBitches & 45 States will re-elect Trump in a historic landslide. 2-3 more Supreme Court Judges appointed. That is your reality. You did that. YOU. By not prosecuting serial felon evil mutt hag Hillary years ago, we prosecuted your Party in her place. Your corrupt miserable party is on life support. In November, we pull the plug.

  • Da Choppah

    70M Deplorable SonsaBitches & 45 States will re-elect Trump in a historic landslide. 2-3 more Supreme Court Judges appointed. That is your reality. You did that. YOU. By not prosecuting serial felon evil mutt hag Hillary years ago, we prosecuted your Party in her place. Your corrupt miserable party is on life support. In November, we pull the plug.

  • Jim Battersbee

    Hahaha, no one "fears" the fat orange oaf, the GOP is just so desperate to keep Pence out of the oval office they'd support anything that moves.

  • Jack Dyck

    Fear, are you kidding. Why, Trump could do nothing if Trump was impeached. All comes down to the saw buck. Hope Trump looses election and all to co-con's get thrown in jail.

  • Andreas Neumajr

    Why does the 'news' network just constantly push out lies. Rational people hear the lies you constantly tell. Your hate is over powering your rational thought processes.
    More people are waking up to your constant lies everyday, so your viewer numbers will continue to drop and drop. You are anti American and a little bit disgusting.

  • Robert Greer

    That “fear” of Trump from these Republicans is exhibit A in how they all jumped on board with a nationalist, rigged election agenda that keeps them in power.

  • Francisco Valiente

    Who gives a crap after the house sham what the Democratic body say, after all of this for 3 years of political coup. The Obama election tric is not working on Us again! Americans overall are way smarter than this! but now we know some of the snakes behind this. With we must put supersize fire on them till they are no more. The Sorrow, Bloomberg China plot is revealed.

  • Jeffrey Townsend

    Poor Dems, put out a partisan vote in the House and celebrate, but cry, cry, cry when it is stopped by a partisan vote in the Senate. This partisan hate needs to stop for the benefit of all American Citizens.

  • Ianthe22

    FEAR of retribution from Trump and the republican establishment????? So because you fear something it's okay to sell out your country??? WTF kind of logic is this?? Stop making up excuses for republicans. Start confronting those with the tag republicans on them!!!

  • K H

    No one is afraid of trump. He's a laughable bufoon. GOP is only in it for themselves. Attempting to ride the coat tails of a malignant narcissist like trump just reinforce their treachery.

  • Zackary Sena

    The GOP is parading around with ratty plumage while singing their swan song (and they're too defensively stupid to know otherwise).

  • ben kennedy

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    is the CANCER on America which enables dear leader tRump to become the dictator
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  • Sissie Buell

    This is funny since the senate trial fiasco disaster the dems created out of whole cloth is all but over except for the exoneration…
    LOL

  • Sissie Buell

    No witnesses? I thought the dems had witnesses and a perfect solid case?
    Did the witnesses in the house evaporate?
    Did the documents in the house evaporate?

    OH….
    I get it..
    You mean MORE witnesses and MORE documents!
    Why do you need more witnesses and more documents if you have a perfect solid case in the house?
    No need to answer, the answer is obvious.

  • Mark Beaudry

    The idea that the Republican party acted out of fear is a deception attempting to placed all the blame on President Trump so to deflect responsibility for their own degeneracy in the upcoming election.

  • Christine Parker

    It’s a shame that none of these republicans will be around to see how poorly history judges. The children, grandchildren and all who come after them will have to bare that burden.

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