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Old 14th January 2021, 09:46 AM   #755
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Originally Posted by Meadmaker View Post
So there's a precedent, but is there a point? Is seeking a conviction worth the effort?

For my part, I wish the Senate would convene this afternoon, rush through some rule changes to allow a vote on conviction without needing the usual trappings of a trial, and actually vote him out, even with only a week left in office. However, that isn't going to happen, so is there a point in convicting him after his term ends? Seems like posturing to me. That's not horrible. Posturing isn't always a bad thing. It's just not something, at least in this case, that I can get all that excited about.

A successful conviction would allow them to ban him from holding public office again.

That alone would be worth it.
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