Call your two Senators and voice your support for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, which began on February 9, 2021.
While Trump is on trial in the Senate, we at OTYCD ask you to call your Senators daily and voice support for proceedings, and for convicting him of the single count of inciting insurrection.
We expect to devote daily posts to this topic until the Senate trial ends.
For this one, you should call your Senators only. The House of Representatives’ role was drawing up and delivering the impeachment charge. The Impeachment managers, who have come over from the House, are the only Members of Congress from that chamber involved in the current trial.
Once you have called your Senators, please ask friends and family to call theirs and ask them to vote to remove.
Before placing your call, please check the social media feeds and press release sections of your Senators’ websites to see what they’ve said, or failed to say, about the trial.
You should also read this February 11, 2021 story from a Forbes staffer about how more than a dozen Republican Senators failed to pay attention to the trial proceedings on day three. Some left the chamber, one took a phone call, others read papers. A few Senators–including Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Democrat Tom Carper of Delaware, and Republican Tommy Tuberville of Alabama–seemed to nod off.
Story is here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/02/11/gop-senators-increasingly-absent-from-impeachment-trial-as-weariness-grows/?sh=67d10a382dd3
Now the annoying bit. Twitter was ablaze with the notion that 15 Republican Senators had failed to pay attention to the trial on February 11, but for the love of all and sundry, we cannot find a list that actually gives the names of the 15. The Forbes piece does name a few poorly behaved Senators, and none of the names will surprise you, but it does not specifically list the 15 who are alleged to have behaved poorly.
Yesterday we advised you to Google your Senators’ names before calling. It’s worth doing that today, too, in case a list of 15 Senators’ names goes public between the time we finish this story and the time you see it.
Otherwise, you know the drill.
Find your Senators’ contact information, and help others find their Senators’ information, here:
“Hello Senator [Lastname], I am [Firstname Lastname] from [town, state, and giving your zip code helps too].
I am calling to voice support for the ongoing Senate trial of Donald Trump.
I ask you to continue to view and hear the evidence, despite how difficult that might be. When the time comes, I ask you to weigh the evidence and vote to convict and remove Trump on the single count of inciting insurrection.
I believe Trump is guilty, and I believe that holding the trial and acting to remove him is vital to protecting and preserving democracy in America.
[If you believe one or both of your Senators were among the 15 who were reportedly not paying attention and otherwise ill-behaved: I understand that during day three of the trial, as many as 15 Senators behaved as if they were not paying attention to the proceedings. I hope you were not one of them. I expect better of you as a Senator, and I expect you to take your duties as a juror seriously.]
Thank you for taking my call.”
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