My Contribution to Politico Symposium on President Trump’s Acquittal
Politico invited me to contribute to a symposium on what President Trump’s acquittal means. Here is my brief entry:
The impeachment largely didn’t matter to history. We were left with a show trial, which amounted to little more than political theater.
This proceeding could have made a definitive case that Donald Trump incited an insurrection. And I think that evidence could have shown conviction was warranted—especially concerning the official actions Trump took before and after the speech he made on January 6, the same day as the Capitol riot.
But this impeachment was rushed through, which ultimately made it ineffectual.The House approved a single article of impeachment one week after the incursion without developing any evid
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