US Senate labelled 'dead' in Wikipedia prank as Trump impeachment trial set to collapse

Greg Evans
Saturday 01 February 2020 12:15
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On Friday, Donald Trump took one step closer to being acquitted in the impeachment trial as the Republican-controlled Senate voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence.

This came after the Democrats failed to convince four swing Republicans to side with them in the vote as only two jumped ship to try and extend the trial.

This means that we will no longer get to hear from the likes of John Bolton or Lev Parnas, who appeared to have considerable information on the president and his dealings in Ukraine.

In a way, American politics will briefly return to normal now as both Democrats and Republicans can focus on the forthcoming presidential election.

However, the lingering feeling of what could have been will continue to permeate through many people's minds, especially when Trump inevitably brings up the whole situation again in the future.

People's anger towards those Republicans in the Senate was palpable but one person, rather than go on a rant on Twitter, decided to be a bit more creative with their criticism.

A man named Bruce Halperin took to Wikipeadia to edit the US Senate page to announce its death and the death of American democracy.

Although it has since been changed back, the introduction to the page did briefly read:

The United States Senate was former the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives - the lower chamber - comprised the legislature of the United States. It did on January 31st, 2020, when senators from the Republican party refused to stand up to a corrupt autocrat calling himself the president of the United States, refusing to hear testimony that said individual blackmailed Ukraine in order to cheat in the 2020 presidential election.

This epic takedown of the Republicans and the senate did not last long but it was noticed by folks on Twitter who couldn't get enough of it.

That being said, not everyone was impressed.

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