Excerpt: “If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. The will reject democracy.”
The GOP-led Senate did not vote to convict Trump on two counts of impeachment. Every Republican, except for Mitt Romney, completely disregarded their oath to do impartial justice and not only voted to block any kind of witnesses or documents (i.e. to hold a trial at all) but then based on nothing more than their fealty to Trump, voted to acquit him.
In a nutshell, this happened because Mitch McConnell rules the Senate with an iron fist, and because the Republican party has stayed so far from their founding ideologies that they are scrambling to get first in line to suck up to an authoritarian president. The Senate, once a formidable check on executive power, has failed.
Not only did the GOP Senators vote to acquit Trump, but not one single Republican in the House voted to impeach Trump. The evidence that Trump is the most corrupt president is overwhelming…
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