There is little, if any, disagreement that this president did the things that he is accused of. There are republican Senators who have made statements to that end. Did this president hold back aide to the Ukraine until they announced an investigation into V.P. Biden? Did this president abuse the power of his office for personal gain? The consensus of opinion is “yes”. Consider the absurd statement made by Marco Rubio today: ‘"Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a President from office. ...” Is this guy for real? Mr. Rubio acknowledges that this president is guilty, but he has no intention of voting for impeachment. Why not? He wrote: “"... I will not vote to remove the President because doing so would inflict extraordinary and potentially irreparable damage to our already divided nation." How embarrassing. I am embarrassed for these republicans. Rep. John Katko (R), didn’t think the House had sufficient evidence, (or so he said), to even send articles of impeachment to the Senate and voted as such. Not the first time he has puckered up and kissed his leader’s prodigious butt. Like John Katko in the House, Mr. Rubio and the rest of the republican Senators lacked the moral courage to follow through on their Constitutional obligation. I am disappointed (as is 75% of the country who wanted witnesses to testify in the Senate), but certainly not surprised. “Political hack A political hack is a negative term ascribed to a person who is part of the political party apparatus, but whose intentions are more aligned with victory than personal conviction. The term "hired gun" is often used in tandem to further describe the moral bankruptcy of the "hack". When a group of political hacks of a similar political affiliation get together, they are sometimes called a political hack pack. When one side of a debate has more political hacks than the other, this is referred to as a "hack gap" and gives an advantage to the side with more political hacks.” If the shoe fits Mr. Katko. You and your republican pals have certainly worked hard to earn this title. Wear it proudly in your future endeavors.