Both Kean and Hamilton voiced some skepticism about finding enough fair-minded and trusted commissioners for the proposed 1/6 Commission, and one can also imagine the jockeying for various voices and equity issues in building the commission and even funding it.
Republicans who voted to acquit Trump have chosen illegal action over lawful protest as an accepted means of political expression.
The duty of those 43 senators was to the democratic values that sustain us and keep alive the American dream. The 43 senators failed.
The Democrats had two de-escalatory options, but Republicans wouldn't bite and Democrats retreated to an impeachment-or-nothing stance. Result: nothing.
I believe the Democratic Party needs a serious contender on the right. We are in for scary times if the cult of Trump pretends to be that counterbalance.
Republican senators have made the trial a mockery of justice. Why be interested in a trial when the outcome is baked in before the opening gavel?
We saw mob insolence perhaps never seen so nakedly.
The best of the best was Stacey Plaskett, a territorial (non-voting) delegate from the U. S. Virgin Islands. Plaskett, alone among the nine, was unable to cast a vote on impeachment.
All this made for riveting evidence that would convict the former president -- if the jury was made up of ordinary citizens.
FDR’s fireside chats were performance. So was Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. Theater? Bring it on.
Many of us are in discussions about the possibility of creating a new party, or a new political faction.
Rep. Ted Lieu: “I’m not afraid of Donald Trump running in four years. I’m afraid he’s going to run again and lose. Because he can do this again.”