Trump’s Descent into Unplumed Depths

Yesterday, Trump spiraled into all-out Mafia boss mode in an hour-long phone call to Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, importuning and threatening him if he did not “find” enough votes to reverse the presidential election outcome in that state. Trump’s harangue, a recording of which has been made available, amounts to extortion, was an impeachable offense, and violated multiple criminal federal and state laws. 

Trump is armed and dangerous. Members of Congress still supporting him in his mad attempt to pull off a coup have shown themselves unfit to hold office. They deserve contempt and nothing else.