Impeachment verdict incoming: If you were a senator, how would you react?

We want to know how you’d handle this historic event.

Scene from the Capitol on Feb. 3

Scene from the Capitol on Feb. 3

AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite
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It’s been five months since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Five. Whole. Months.

These 133 days have been marked by nonstop punditry, long deliberations about the validity of the charges, a total lack of witnesses…and more punditry. For the last two weeks, senators were steeped in a trial that confined them to their desks and forbade them from speaking (and from eating anything except candy).

The impeachment-related whirlwind will soon come to an end, at least officially. Senators will vote to decide the verdict on Wednesday at 4 p.m. — and word is they’re almost certain to acquit Trump of all charges.

What would you do in that position? Say you’re a U.S. senator and the impeachment decision comes in. What’s your first public statement to your constituents?

Tell us below. (You can also access the form here.)

We’ll tally the responses and publish a recap, including the most interesting submissions, tomorrow in time for the vote.

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