Following the Senate’s vote to acquit President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress– after hearing no relevant witnesses and receiving no relevant documents– Congressman Cline issued a statement repeating the talking points he has relied on since the impeachment process began.
Unlike a handful of Republicans– who said that Trump acted wrongly in the Ukraine affair but not wrongly enough to warrant removal from office– Cline continues to excuse Trump’s behavior while accusing Democrats of “fueling rancor and division” in the country.
Unfortunately for Cline, his effort to shift the blame to Democrats was undercut by the one Republican in Congress who refused to bend to the fierce pressure on his side to acquit Trump– and who happened to be the Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.
Congressman Cline: Before you wrote those tired talking points, I hope you at least took the time to listen to Senator Mitt Romney explain his vote of conscience– a concept you may be unfamiliar with. Romney had nothing to gain politically from his vote and a lot to lose. Listen and learn what it means to put country above party. I hope you will feel some shame.