It’s gratifying that ten Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, but lamentable that a very large majority of Republicans in Congress choose to cling to his coattails in the face of overwhelming evidence in plain view that he induced a mob to carry out an insurrection, occupy and desecrate the Capitol, interfere with the work of Congress, cause five deaths and many injuries, alarm and dismay America’s friends, and delight its enemies.

Will the Republican Party ever regain its status as an honorable, responsible party? Not while most of its elected representatives are so morally deficient that they pander to the deluded followers of a vile destructive demagogue.