The Impeachment

Yesterday’s impeachment debate consisted of democrats laying out the overwhelming evidence of Trump’s abuse of power, betrayal of his oath of office, and constitutionally prohibited obstruction of Congress, and Republicans, having no defense, indulging in a sickening display of ranting, name-calling, insults, diversions, obfuscations, and outright lies. As Jennifer Rubin put it in one of her Washington Post columns last yesterday, “The Republican Party will be known not as the Party of Lincoln but the Party of Trump, a quisling party that lost its bearings and its soul to defend an unhinged narcissist.” The great drama, in which the fate of American democracy hangs in the balance, continues to unfold before our eyes.