Rep. Eric Swalwell: 'We didn't need more witnesses, we needed more spines'

Donald Trump

Like most of the rest of you, I’m a tad miffed at Democrats’ capitulation to evil. In agreeing to forgo impeachment witnesses and simply read the latest evidence of Donald Trump’s ghastly treachery into the record, congressional Democrats decided to get this all over with lest Republicans delay the proceedings indefinitely by deposing Benghazi embassy staffers and Lindbergh baby witnesses and such.

So I can see both sides to this little internecine squabble. 

But look on the bright side …



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Rep. Eric Swalwell: “To 57 bipartisan senators and in the court of public opinion, we proved Donald Trump guilty of the greatest crime ever against our Constitution. And, we did it with overwhelming, un-contradicted evidence. We didn’t need more witnesses, we needed more spines.”

Yes. Yes, we did.

Of course, you can’t put steel into a spine that doesn’t exist, so this was always going to be a Sisyphean task. And the House impeachment managers did a magnificent job—indeed, a much better job than I ever hoped they would.

Did we snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, as many are claiming?

I suppose you could put it that way. But as The Shawshank Redemption taught me, “His judgement cometh, and that right soon.”

Trump won’t be convicted of insurrection, but his legal problems going forward are legion.

Stay tuned, and let’s all keep the faith.

We’re about to pass a massive COVID relief bill, and the majority of Americans will surely know who got the job done on their behalf.

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  • February 14, 2021