Over the last 3 years, we’ve documented the unwavering bloody-mindedness that typifies the Democrat hatred for everything related to President Donald Trump. But once in a while, we see a ray of light — feeble as it may be — emanating from somewhere within the Democratic Party.
At present, we have recognized three Democrat senators who indicated that they are not dead set on voting for a conviction in the impeachment trial against Trump. Obviously, Immense pressure is being leveraged against them from their own party. Still, this small minority of Democrats is clinging to their right to make up their minds.
First on the list is Alabama Senator Doug Jones. He is facing challenges to his seat in November, and is being told his chances hinge on backing up the impeachment mob. On each day of the trial so far he has repeated, “I am leaning in certain ways, but I want to hear the entire trial.”
Then we have the Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin. He was the only Democrat to vote for Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. When it comes to the impeachment trial, he has said that he has not made a final decision. “Every day, I hear something, I think ‘this is compelling’ — and I have not made a decision.”
Finally, we have Senator Kyrsten Sinema, representing Arizona. She delivered an upset to her party last year when she voted for the confirmation of William Barr to the position of Attorney General. She too has declared that she is undecided when it comes to the impeachment of Donald Trump.
These senators are outstanding for the mere fact that they insist on the right to make up their minds, and wait for and hear all of the facts before coming to a conclusion. They are outstanding because they are taking this stance while being members of a party that demonizes those who wait for the fullness of evidence and reason before weighing in.
The Founding Fathers knew that freedom means nothing if it does not first mean the freedom to follow one’s own conscience.
Rumors have been circulating that these three senators may work together to find a creative solution to the problem they all share. That problem is the fact that they are facing brutal smear campaigns from other Democrats in their home districts. They are being painted in their local media outlets as … you guessed it… sexist, racist homophobic, transphobic … the works.
According to Politico, the solution that Jones, Manchin, and Sinema are looking at may involve splitting their votes. Democrat Rep. Jared Golden did the same thing in the House voting for the charge of abuse of power, but against its companion charge of corruption.
One thing that’s certain is that these senators do not like the tactics their party is using to forward its goal of obtaining total power. Manchin implied that if Republicans reject his offer, it might be hard to explain to his party. He commented, in departure, “I don’t know how you can call this a trial.”