“You could make a much better case that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and others deserve to be the people on trial ― not Donald Trump.” — Newt Gingrich
Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is over, and the former president has been acquitted. Again. Which is more than can be said for the Democrats who started these travesties in the first place. After four years of neglecting the people’s business in favor of pursuing spurious charges against a man whose main offense was that liberals didn’t like him, Speaker Pelosi et al are right back where they started, which is to say nowhere. Other than turning the House into the Privy of Representatives, and making public buffoonery respectable again, this is a chamber of government that has accomplished exactly nothing in nearly half a decade. More efficient past congresses have gotten the same result in a year or two.
“What we saw today was a cowardly group of Republicans,” fumed the Mouth of the House when all but seven members of the GOP (the usual gang of ineluctable scallywags) declined to collaborate with senatorial Jackasses after Pelosi’s impeachment surrogates had prematurely closed their brief before the Donald’s defenders could call her as a witness.
The former president displayed his usual “never-a-doubt” combativeness in the wake of the Senate’s decision, castigating but not identifying the one political party in America that “…is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree.” Members of the unmentionable party were occupied in planning future reprisals and were unavailable for comment.