Posted: Jan 14, 2021 10:14 pm
by The_Piper
SafeAsMilk wrote:
The_Piper wrote:I understand it being physically dangerous for anyone to vote for impeachment, and not just Republicans. I can empathize with not wanting to have death threats. However, the Democrats in Congress were a lot closer to looking down the barrel of a gun than any Republican voting for impeachment. The people inside the capitol with a noose and hand ties protesting that their president lost the election, were probably planning on physically harming Democrats.

The gallows was built for Mike Pence.

In that sense Republicans not voting for impeachment due to safety concerns after what went down on January 6, are failures. That's no excuse.

No excuses were offered.
The rumor was that the noose was for Pence, but the zip ties were for who knows. I'm guessing they planned on harming Democrats like Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, etc. Wasn't that part of the same rumor?
Another rumor was that there were Republicans saying they supported impeachment but didn't vote for it due to fears of their and their families safety. That's the excuse I mean. It's a hypothetical excuse for the time being, offered by unnamed Republicans.