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Trump's acquittal

Trump's acquittal

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The Senate let Trump off the hook again.

This seems to be a pattern in Trump's life. On Feb. 13, the Senate voted 57-43 to convict Trump. The Senate needed 67 votes or two-thirds of the Senate.

Now there is a January exception during the president's term in office to do anything he or she wants if the president does not agree with the results of the election. The attack on the Capitol can happen again and it will not be an impeachable offense. People lost their lives with the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The thing that is most troubling is over the last four years we have became so desensitized to all the events that happen. I am referring to the behavior of the president of the United States.

We had a president that bribed a foreign country to interfere in our 2020 election. We had a president that spread his big lie on election fraud. We had a president that sent an angry mob to the Capitol to try to shut down our government and democracy, to kill our vice president, and the speaker of the house on Jan. 6. We had a president that demanded loyalty to him.

No matter how loyal you were to this president, if you said anything against him, he would throw you under the bus. I really feel sorry for the 43 senators that voted not to convict Donald Trump for insurrection.

— Robert Mahon, Corvallis

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