The impeachment vote was a travesty but it highlights Orwell’s prescience


The precedent this impeachment vote sets (57-43) turns my stomach. It doesn’t matter that the 2019-2020 Senate impeachment trial was the first time a member of his own party voted to convict a president. And that this second trial, in 2021, had seven Republican senators honoring their oath, setting yet another record. ONLY 1-in-12 Americans support Trump enough to join a party should he start one. THINK ABOUT THAT. Not only is this a travesty of justice on the merits, it is a travesty of impartiality: three “impartial” jurors advised the defense. This isn’t impartiality; this is corruption. It…

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