I write these words with great sadness and trepidation

I have read about and listened to commentary on McConnell’s proposed rules for the Senate impeachment trial beginning tomorrow.  It is for me the final straw.

Perhaps I can provide some context with a tweet I posted after reading them. I wrote:

simply put – if you vote to deny admission of the evidence used to produce the articles of impeachment, you violated the oath to do fair and impartial justice- that should bring you up on (a) ethics charges in the Senate; and (b) possible criminal charges for lying to Congress

and as Glenn Kirschner tweeted (and I grabbed from someone I follow:


So I have a number of reactions/conclusions I will share beneath the fold