Sunday shows - Trump acquittal in second impeachment trial reverberates

Sunday shows - Trump acquittal in second impeachment trial reverberates
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Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE's acquittal in his second impeachment trial dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows, with multiple guests discussing whether witnesses would have changed the outcome. 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE also said Trump during a call indicated he is "ready to move on" and help Republicans in the 2022 midterms. 

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Graham: Trump 'angry at some folks' but 'ready to move on'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former President Trump “was grateful to his lawyers, he appreciated the help that all of us have provided” and “he’s ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party, he’s excited about 2022 and I’m going to go down to talk with him next week,” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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Cassidy: It was clear that Trump 'wished that lawmakers be intimidated'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
"Even after he knew there was violence taking place, he continued to basically sanction the mob being there. And not until later that he actually asked them to leave,” Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyTrump goes after Cassidy after senator says he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Hillicon Valley — Presented by American Edge Project — Americans blame politicians, social media for spread of misinformation: poll MORE (R-La.) said. “All of that points to a motive and a method and that is wrong. He should be held accountable.”
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Raskin: 'No regrets at all' on handling of Trump impeachment trial
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
"We left it totally out there on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and every senator knew exactly what happened," Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinJan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Political crosscurrents persist for Biden, Dems Trump, the elections and Jan. 6: What you might have missed this week MORE (D-Md.), who served as the lead impeachment manager in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, said.
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Impeachment manager: More witnesses would not have persuaded GOP senators to convict Trump
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
One of the Democratic House impeachment managers charged with prosecuting former President Trump in his second impeachment trial defended her party's decision not to call witnesses in the Senate proceedings, saying on Sunday the managers had proved their case.
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Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes'
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyThe Memo: Cuts to big bill vex Democrats Democrats struggle to sell Biden plan amid feuding Expats plead with US to deliver COVID-19 vaccines MORE (D-Conn.) asserted that Democratic managers had achieved their goal of drawing national attention to a statement released by Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble The Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Kinzinger says Trump 'winning' because many Republicans 'have remained silent' MORE (R-Wash.) revealing how Trump had told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTrump calls Liz Cheney a 'smug fool' Republican holds 11-point lead in Ohio race to replace Stivers: poll Cheney presses Republicans to back Bannon contempt vote MORE (R-Calif.) that the rioters were "more upset about the election" than McCarthy was as the Capitol was being invaded.
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Durbin: 'We were never going to reach 67 votes' to convict Trump without McConnell's backing
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinThe Memo: Cuts to big bill vex Democrats Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Democrats struggle to sell Biden plan amid feuding MORE (D-Ill.) said on Sunday that former President Trump’s acquittal in his second Senate impeachment was a foregone conclusion without Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP blocks Senate Democrats' revised elections bill A politicized Supreme Court? That was the point The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Democrats optimistic after Biden meetings MORE (R-Ky.) backing conviction.
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Coons blames McConnell for Trump acquittal: We needed 'more Republican courage'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“Once Mitch McConnell made it clear he intended to acquit, even despite the compelling evidence, what the House managers needed wasn't more witnesses or more evidence, what we all needed was more Republican courage,” Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsDefense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' Who is afraid of the EU's carbon border adjustment plan? MORE (D-Del.) said. 
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Klobuchar: Impeachment trial 'was about not hiding history'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“It’s not what we accomplished… it’s what our republic accomplished,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGOP blocks Senate Democrats' revised elections bill Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Biden holds meetings to resurrect his spending plan MORE (D-Minn.) said of the trial on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ve got to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. What this was about to me was about not hiding history.”
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Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday that he would have joined with Democrats to convict former President Trump in his second impeachment trial and bar him from running for federal office again were he a senator, echoing his late father's vote to impeach former President Nixon.
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Fauci: Stimulus bill needs to be passed for schools to reopen
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“I think that the schools really do need more resources and that's the reason why the national relief act that we're talking about getting passed — we need that," Anthony FauciAnthony FauciWebb: Pretzel logic  More than 40 Texas hospitals face ICU bed shortages FDA mulling to allow 'mix and match' COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: report MORE said. "The schools need more resources.”
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CDC head: 'I think we need a lot more resources in order to get the schools safe'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyFDA greenlights mix-and-match booster doses Fauci says trick-or-treating this Halloween ok Overnight Health Care — Presented by EMAA — Pfizer requests FDA authorize COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds MORE said on Sunday that despite new  guidance from the agency for reopening schools, “I think we need a lot more resources in order to get the schools safe.”
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