Source: The Washington Post
The final chapter of Donald Trump’s presidency was written Saturday, leaving no question about how it will be perceived by history. Seven senators from his own party voted to convict him on an article of impeachment alleging that he incited an insurrection against the government, a condemnation unlike any other in American history. Trump’s second impeachment came much closer to conviction than either his first or that of Bill Clinton in 1999, precisely because so many Republicans supported the move.
I think the historical view is correct. A lot of press (and hot air from Mar-a-Lago) will be wasted on the acquittal, but it was Trump’s rebuke by a substantial number of Republicans that is the real story.