With seemingly unshakable support from Iowa’s two U.S. senators, Donald Trump last week became the most acquitted president in American history.
All Senate Democrats and seven Republicans voted to convict Trump on one article of impeachment, falling 10 votes short of the 67 votes needed. Trump last month was impeached by the U.S. House for “incitement of insurrection” for his role in encouraging the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, where people died in an attempt to disrupt the election and transition process.
In statements explaining their votes to acquit the president they endorsed, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst focused not on the facts of the case, but instead on supposed constitutional limits. Trump shouldn’t have been tried by the Senate at all, they said, because he…
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