Source: The New York Times - Link
Mr. Trump’s acquittal stands as a defining moment for the party he molded into a cult of personality, one likely to linger in the eyes of voters and leave a deep blemish in the historical record. If Republicans pass up an opportunity to banish him through impeachment, it is not clear when — or how — they might go about transforming their party into something other than a vessel for a semiretired demagogue who was repudiated by a majority of voters.
This will be interesting to watch. I expect a split, but that doesn’t mean a loss of control in Washington. That’s up to Democrats to lose.