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Lamar Alexander And Lisa Murkowksi Vote To Acquit Charles Manson

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, February 3, 2020

United States Senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander

Tennessee’s United States Senator, Lamar Alexander (b.1940), a 3-term Republican who is retiring this year, recently said of his decision to vote to acquit the President in the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump, that, “I’m going to vote to acquit. I’m very concerned about any action that we could take that would establish a perpetual impeachment in the House of Representatives whenever the House was a different party than the president. That would immobilize the Senate.”

Alexander’s remarks were made in an interview on the NBC News program “Meet the Press” which aired Sunday, 02 February 2020.

He had previously issued a press release 30 January 2020, which stated in part that,

“It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage that investigation. When elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations, it undermines the principle of equal justice under the law. But the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate.

“The question then is not whether the president did it, but whether the United States Senate or the American people should decide what to do about what he did. I believe that the Constitution provides that the people should make that decision in the presidential election that begins in Iowa on Monday.”

Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski, also a 3-term Republican, went upon the Senate floor Monday, February 3, 2020, and stated she will vote to acquit Trump, by saying that, “I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment, but does not demand it in all instances.”

She acknowledged Trump’s wrong-doing, but justified her action by saying in part that,

“The President’s behavior was shameful and wrong. His personal interests do not take precedence over those of this great nation. The president has the responsibility to uphold the integrity and honor of the office. Not just for himself but for all future presidents. Degrading the office, by actions or even name calling, weakens it for future presidents, and weakens our country.

“All of this rotted the foundation of the process, and this was why I reached the conclusion that there would be no fair trial. While the trial was held in the Senate, it was litigated in the court of public opinion. I cannot vote to convict. ”

Charles Manson (1934-2017), as you may recall, was the motivational mastermind behind the particularly vicious and brutal killings performed by members of “The Family” in the August 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles, California. In those two events over two consecutive days, several high-profile people of renown were slain, including movie actress Sharon Tate who was the 8½ months-pregnant wife of motion picture director Roman Polanski, along with celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring, her friend and former lover, Polanski’s friend, aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski and his lover Abigail Folger, daughter of Peter Folger and heiress to the Folgers coffee fortune, as well as Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, founder/owner of a thriving wholesale/retail chain grocery business.

Described as “random” killings – because Manson never explicitly instructed any murders, nor participated in them – he, along with Tex Watson, Linda Kasabian, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Susan Atkins were “indicted by a grand jury on seven counts of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder,” while “Leslie Van Houten was indicted in two of the same seven counts of murder and in the conspiracy count.”

In People vs Manson (Crim. Nos. 22239, 24376. Court of Appeals of California, Second Appellate District, Division One, August 13, 1976), the State of California wrote in part that, “The Family’s willingness to follow Manson’s directions is salient to the People’s theory of the case.”

“It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage that investigation. “I’m going to vote to acquit.

The President’s behavior was shameful and wrong.  I cannot vote to convict.”

Using Senators Alexander
and
Murkowski’s rationale,
they would have voted to find
Charles Manson
NOT GUILTY.

Remember:
Charles Manson did NOT kill anyone, NOR did he order the killings of anyone.

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