Trump will not be removed from office. Strictly amongst party lines, Trump has been acquitted of both charges – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The impeachment trial has come to an end. However, the road to reelection is still a bumpy one. Mitt Romney’s justification for breaking with party ties and voting to convict Trump may be a thorn in Trump’s side. His words stung, make no mistake.
This verdict is ours to render. The people will judge us for how well and faithfully we fulfilled our duty. The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level ofMitt Romney
a “high crime and misdemeanor.” Yes, he did. The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival. The president withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. The president delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders. The president’s purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of the public trust.
I can’t imagine that some people in this country really believed that justice would be served at the conclusion of this trial. The Republican Party as a whole continues to lengthen the rope, stick their middle finger up at decency and democracy and give the impression that there are no consequences to their behavior. Trump will not be in office forever and neither will they. Justice may be slow, but when the full weight of it finally shows its head against all that enable Trump may mercy be nowhere in sight. The American people deserve better.
3 This is what the Lord says: Do what is fair and right. Save the one who has been robbed from the power of his attacker. Don’t mistreat or hurt the foreigners, orphans, or widows. Don’t kill innocent people here. 4 If you carefully obey these commands, kings who sit on David’s throne will come through the gates of this palace with their officers and people, riding in chariots and on horses. 5 But if you don’t obey these commands, says the Lord, I swear by my own name that this king’s palace will become a ruin.’” – Jeremiah 22 3-5
Now its back to the business of electing the right person to lead this country.