Republican Senator Lamar Alexander sparked the ire of the internet as he cemented his legacy heading into retirement after coming out firmly against calling additional witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Lamar declared there was “no need for more evidence,” which likely sank any chances that Democrats would get enough GOP votes to call John Bolton or other witnesses in the Senate trial.
“I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses,” Alexander said in a statement, “but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense.”
Social media users called out the Tennessee Republican for his cowardice.
When he’s acquitted it will go down as an unforgettable, unforgivable and infamous day in America’s history.
— Everted Yield Curve Chihua (@illumiwookie) January 31, 2020
— Jim Fay (@Jimfaywriter) January 31, 2020
RIP America. #LamarsLegacy
“It’s a republic if you can keep it”
We couldn’t keep it. We did not care enough. @SenAlexander is a traitor. Like every member of the GOP.
— Diane Lees🆘🆘🆘 (@dtheavenger) January 31, 2020
Lamar Alexander will go down in history as a traitor to his country #LamarsLegacy
— SiddFinch (@SiddFinch86) January 31, 2020
The fix is in.
The rest of this should be as easy as getting an all white jury to spring a Mississippi Klansman in 1965.https://t.co/2oDVcGZ2ZC
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) January 31, 2020
Not “inappropriate.” Illegal, a betrayal of America’s national security, a gift to Putin. After 4 inconsequential decades in public life, this is your sad legacy. Assuming anyone remembers you beyond your immediate, mortified descendants. https://t.co/NwnXvwzH9T
— Frank Rich (@frankrichny) January 31, 2020
Who needs facts to make an informed decision anyways. This how you will be remembered. #LamarsLegacy
— 4Front (@4Front2) January 31, 2020
Your legacy is this. You are nothing more than this moment. Everything you worked for-Everyone you helped-every noble cause, GONE.
Your family will for years and years bear the shame you’ve brought to their name. #LamarsLegacy
— DEMOCRATIC VOTER (@DadofGabriel) January 31, 2020
#RightMattersTruthMatters you have essentially peed on the American Public. You have no integrity. You are not upholding the Constitution. It’s on you for supporting a lying mentally unstable corrupt individual. #LamarAlexanderIsACoward #LamarsLegacy pic.twitter.com/OtVpW3oEdx
— Concerned Citizen (@CitizenMM1) January 31, 2020
The majority of Americans are pretty pissed about it too. Let’s take our anger to the ballot box and vote all these GOP traitors out of office. #LamarsLegacy will be a #BlueTsunami2020 https://t.co/5nBnAvqHWl
— Ms. Defy (@Dubalicious1971) January 31, 2020