The Johnson impeachment was disastrous for GOP senators. Will history repeat itself, or will there be much more complex purges including revenge against Mitt Romney, John Bolton, and others. Because Trump is all about the… abuse of power.
“But history does not look kindly on politicians who cannot fathom a fate worse than losing an upcoming election. They might claim fealty to their cause — those tax cuts — but often it’s a simple attachment to power that keeps them captured by fear.” https://t.co/Nw4wW8v2lx
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) February 5, 2020
The first tweet post-acquittal was a declaration of president-for-life.
Whatever else comes of the 2020 campaign, it will always have a place in history as The One After Donald Trump Blew It All Up. So, we asked a group of top political thinkers: where does that leave us now? https://t.co/bamCFbkwxM
— POLITICO (@politico) February 3, 2020
"The acquittal is a statement of values by the Senate—an embrace of certain basic propositions about the president’s conduct, the House’s conduct in impeaching him, and its own responsibilities," @benjaminwittes and @qjurecic write: https://t.co/KA75VjJSfg
— The Atlantic: Ideas (@TheAtlIdeas) February 5, 2020
.@mkraju: Why is it OK for the president to ask another foreign country to investigate a political rival?
MCCONNELL: What I’m here to talk about today is the political impact of this. We’ve completed it, we’ve listened to the arguments, we voted, it’s in the rearview mirror. pic.twitter.com/HJ5YJZx0Y0
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) February 5, 2020
The most important question now that Trump has been acquitted is . . . what foreign leader will he be contacting tomorrow to urge, bribe or extort interference in the upcoming election?
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) February 5, 2020