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Old 11-07-2019, 03:42 PM
Max S. is offline
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Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
1. Any attempt to use my tax dollars in an attempt to bribe and extort a foreign government as to steal my vote is impeachable.

The weight of the evidence already presented me by the White House has led me to the following conclusion:

2. Donald Trump openly, and repeatedly, did #1.

Therefore,

3. He deserves a guilty vote in the Senate
Yes, given #1 #2 and #3 I would also agree with you. But I think you have accidentally sidestepped the question. I want to zone in on this:
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Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
The weight of the evidence already presented me by the White House has led me to the following conclusion
Either you are a Senator talking to another Senator (me) and neither of our votes will determine our re-elections, or you are writing the Senate rule to determine the standard of proof. I'm looking for a general rule that I can follow to reach the same conclusion, not a "defer to JohnT on whether the defendant should be convicted".

What is the threshold at which you want an individual Senator to go from, "I'm not convinced yet" to "I'm convinced"?

~Max

Last edited by Max S.; 11-07-2019 at 03:43 PM. Reason: the defendant