‘That’s Not How This Works’: People Crush MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell For Saying Trump Is Actually Guilty

President Trump was acquitted of both impeachment articles on Wednesday when only 48 senators voted to remove him from office, far from the 67 senators needed to support his removal.

Since two-thirds of the chamber did not back the impeachment votes, Chief Justice John Roberts announced Trump was thereby acquitted of the charges.

But Trump should not be innocent—even after the Senate trial and Roberts’ declaration—according to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

In a tweet, O’Donnell argued that the number of people each senator represents ought to be taken into account.

“The 48 Senators who found Trump GUILTY represent 18 million MORE people than the 52 who voted not guilty,” he said in the tweet, completely ignoring the U.S. Constitution’s rules on impeachment.

The MSNBC host quickly received support from former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Reich, who tweeted: “True. Do the math. And weep for our democracy.”


The rationale doesn’t stick and several people online were quick to point that out to O’Donnell via Twitchy:

 

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