Donald Trump has become only the 3rd American president to be impeached and the first one, unlike Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, to deserve it. It will now go to the Senate, where Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham will lead the Republicans in ignoring all pretense of honesty and fair-mindedness to acquit him, to their eternal shame.
I’ve got some thoughts on this.
re Tulsi Gabbard’s very strange vote (present), I do see it as a political calculation and I’m disappointed. But, you know how they say you’ll never agree with any candidate on everything? Well, I disagree with Tulsi about this but she’s still the most anti-war of the bunch and the only one who has really spoken out about Julain Assange and Chelsea Manning. I’d still love to see her on the ticket. (my only disagreement with Bernie is about minor league baseball, and that is, literally, a minor league issue)
If the Senate does acquit without even seriously debating the evidence, which they have clearly indicated is their intent, the House should impeach again, on the emoluments clause, or on defrauding a charity, or on the torture and murder of Khashoggi, or on being mentally unfit for office.
It’s not double jeopardy, since it’s not the same charge.
When Bernie was cheated out of the presidency in 2016, did he just stop running? No. You get knocked down, you get back up again.
That’s what I think they should do.
What I expect them to do is crouch down and put their paws over their noses like whipped dogs, and then say it’s a sign we shouldn’t go too far to the left.