The verdict? Congress is guilty

None of the lawmakers — who swore to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" — are as concerned about the law as they are their own power, either retaining or regaining it.
And so, they give us theater and throw the onus back on the people to lead in November.

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Opinion

February 6, 2020 - 9:44 AM

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is all smiles during his press conference following the Senate's final vote in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Photo by (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

— Article II, Section 4, U.S. Constitution

The sham of an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate told us nothing new about President Donald Trump’s transgressions regarding Ukraine. But it, and the impeachment inquiry before, revealed volumes about American politics and the actual state of our union, which has little to do with the president’s annual speech.

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