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Democrat Senator Drops Proposal to Censure Trump as Alternative to Impeachment

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Democrat Senator Drops Proposal to Censure Trump as Alternative to Impeachment

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A Democrat senator on Tuesday said he was dropping his proposal to censure former President Donald Trump as an alternative to an impeachment trial, which a number of lawmakers have painted as a waste of time because he’s likely to be acquitted. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who floated the alternative path, told reporters in Washington that there wasn’t enough support for the censure proposal. “We don’t have enough support on the Republican side because they don’t want to bar Trump from running from office, and I don’t have enough support on the Democratic side because, for most of my colleagues, it’s impeachment or nothing,” Kaine said. The Virginian expressed hope the proposal get enough support once the trial starts next week. “Maybe Republicans will see some evidence in that trial where they’ll say … ‘Even if I’m not voting to convict, this is repulsive.’ Maybe some Democrats will say, ‘Boy, we’re …

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