BY CHUCK WITT
The events of late 2020 and early 2021 will continue to generate commentary for the foreseeable future. News outlets will apply in the days to come, academics will debate questions for weeks on end, and authors will produce a host of books on the events of the next two years – books that, for the most part, will become outdated almost immediately as the American. The public memory of events is fading.
Americans today have witnessed a wide range of unique events. A president who was not re-elected (not unique, but somewhat rare), a president who tried to use his power in a very public way to overthrow an election that had been deemed free and fair on more over 50 different occasions and before many courts (unlike 2000 where only one court determined the outcome of a national election).
There has also been the only second indictment of a president in history and the most heinous and disgusting assault on this country’s seat of government since the Capitol fire in 1814. And certainly unique in the history of indictments in this country is that it received the highest percentage of votes to condemn.
It was evident from the outcome of the final Senate vote that too many senators (and too many representatives voting against the impeachment bill) had forgotten that a few days before their very lives were in danger when …
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