I have but one regret about this second impeachment of Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection: That, if he’s convicted, it doesn’t come with a bonus sentence of eternity in prison and a daily torture session.
Consigning Trump to history as the only twice-impeached president is meaningless because he doesn’t do humiliation, and he’ll be dead anyway. Disqualifying him from running from office again is moot because he has no intention of doing it. He just wants to grift campaign donations.
I want to see Trump pay in actual physical suffering, which is a consequence he’s never faced before. I want to see him broken and whimpering, as he fondly says, “like a dog.”
The House impeachment managers have been doing a masterful job of weaving myriad pieces of January 6 together to give us a heretofore unseen and unheard montage of the hours of vicious horror Trump’s screaming scum inflicted on the Capitol.
I imagine many Trumpers who were there that day are watching raptly to see if they get any screen time. And I wonder if — unlike their enablers Cruz and Hawley in the Senate — they feel the teeniest bit of shame. They ALL let themselves be conned, and possibly killed, just to help Trump realize his fondest fantasy of seeing Americans sacrifice their lives to his glory.
Maybe the rioters will get it when they hear the FBI knocking on their doors.
Lindsey Graham has deemed the videos “offensive” and “absurd.” He actually thinks his colleagues seeing hard evidence of how close they all came to being torn apart by the mob will inspire more “not guilty” votes for Trump.
It makes you wonder what crackerjack defense Lindsey thinks Trump’s team will pull out of their asses tomorrow when they show up for Act Two of Tuesday’s babbling freak show that defended nothing.
Obviously, Graham was lying his prissy little pants off when he took this oath before the trial began…
“I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be,) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: so help me God.”
If their votes two days ago against the constitutionality of the trial is any indication, 44 Republican senators may still be determined to march in lockstep with Trump all the way to hell, with Lady Lindsey as lead drum majorette.
I don’t know how anyone watching this trial, especially those who were in the Capitol on January 6, can conclude that Trump isn’t steeped in insurrection and blood. Any senators who vote “Not Guilty” (Translation: the riot was no big deal and Trump is blameless because his incitement is protected speech) deserve to be cast out of Congress immediately for spitting on every oath they have ever taken to uphold the Constitution.