John Dean
1 min readFeb 13, 2021

Hill Republicans are okay that Trump endangered their lives. That’s the takeaway from today’s news that Mitch McConnell will vote to acquit Trump. This change of heart follows that of House Minority Leader McCarthy, who made a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago not long after unambiguously crediting Trump with inciting the January 6 riot.

The political cowardice has not surprised Washington pundits but surprised me. If Trump put me in harm’s way, expressed love for people calling for the murder of Pelosi and Pence, and who relished vandalizing the Capitol, a tipping point would have been reached.

When will less-radicalized conservatives and Republicans start holding political cowards accountable? Will the just-announced movement to create a new, non-Trump Republican party get traction? Despite repudiating Trump, who will give them a cent?

Despite its anti-climatic conclusion, the second impeachment trial has raised more questions than it answered.

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Despite its anti-climatic conclusion, the second impeachment trial has raised more questions than it answered.

John Dean

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