“Members Present”

On Thursday, day three of Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial, two violations occurred that should, but won't, change the trial's trajectory. “No person shall be convicted [of impeachment] without the concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present” Article 1 § 3 US Constitution Fifteen to seventeen Senate seats on the GOP side were vacant for … Continue reading “Members Present”

Trump Provoked January 06

Today, Thursday, is likely the last day of the Senate impeachment teams presentation. Wednesday’s argument left viewers shaken as prosecutors pieced together the events from several points of view, particularly that of the Capitol Police. The hours they fought off Trump’s mob, that far outnumbered them, and the violence inflicted on them was graphically displayed. … Continue reading Trump Provoked January 06

Can We Do Impartial Justice and Convict Him—This Time?

Representative Adam Schiff's closing argument at the end of Trump's first impeachment trial was awe-inspiring. Unfortunately wasn't enough to break the partisan gridlock that has crippled our government for a decade. Donald Trump should have been removed from office a year ago. So many lives have been lost because of the cowards in the Senate … Continue reading Can We Do Impartial Justice and Convict Him—This Time?

Good News First

The good news:House Representatives Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, Jamie Raskin, and the House Judiciary staff drafted an Article of Impeachment and formally introduced it at the House pro forma session today. They have charged Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” they specify Trump’s “actions and statements leading to the armed and violent storming of the U.S. … Continue reading Good News First

Consequences First, Then Unity

Overlook flex cuffs, bombs, and gallows The cornered leaders plea It's time for unity and healing There’s nothing here to see https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1348293638648782851?s=21 A map of tunnels in the basement, Directions from the vice, Meanwhile, the mob is plotting To return “next time not so nice” https://twitter.com/jcrongeyer/status/1348271530346733571?s=21 Erik Prince’s blackwater army Push past the maga pawn … Continue reading Consequences First, Then Unity

Trump Impeachment, Take II

Can we get it right this time, GOP? The House of Representatives is moving forward with the preliminary steps required to impeach Donald J Trump. They have quite a selection of crimes to choose from, but his orchestration of the attempted coup on January 6th is what will end his presidency. Several sources say Monday … Continue reading Trump Impeachment, Take II