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‘The Fix Is In!’ Twitter Users Shred ‘Coward’ Lamar Alexander After Vote Reveal

The Tennessee Republican said he would vote against witnesses, likely ensuring a quick end to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) found himself trending on Twitter late Thursday after announcing he would not vote to allow witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump

And the word trending alongside his name wasn’t exactly a compliment: 

House impeachment managers have been pressing senators to allow testimony from former White House national security adviser John Bolton, who could speak to Trump’s attempts to use U.S. military aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rivals. Bolton’s upcoming book reportedly confirms many of the details.  

Alexander was considered the swing vote and his decision will likely ensure that no witnesses will be called. However, he argued witnesses would be irrelevant. Trump’s actions, he said, were  “inappropriate,” but not bad enough to warrant removal from office.   

Let the people decide” via this year’s presidential election, Alexander wrote. 

That didn’t sit well with his critics, who slammed the decision on Twitter and caused “coward” to trend along with Alexander’s name: 

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