I said this earlier on the twitter thing, and I want to say it here:
Even if he is not convicted in the Senate and even if Dems pay a political price, impeaching Trump is the right thing to do because he’s a criminal who broke the laws. When everything is as broken as it is now, all you can do is do the right thing and hope for the best.
— John Cole (@Johngcole) December 13, 2019
And I believe that. I liken the US right now to a town razed by a hurricane. If you look around at the incalculable damage, it is easy to get paralyzed into inaction because everything is so fucked. You can’t sit around and worry about what is going to happen, or if things are going to get better, or if things will be back to the way they were. You just can’t. So you just pick a spot and start cleaning up and rebuilding. You do it because that is just what you do and all you can do.
Normally, in America, this is when we rely on our institutions. Unfortunately, all of our institutions are shaky, incompetent, and suspect, but they are still all we have. So when a lawless President crimes his way through the constitution, you just do what you can. You lay out the evidence, you impeach, and you hope for the best. You don’t concern yourself with what might happen or stuff like that. You just do the right thing.
I’m very proud of the way the Democrats on the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees handled themselves the past few weeks. I haven’t been embarrassed by any of them, and I am happy to call myself a Democrat. The only thing we can do is to keep moving forward. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep donating and working to get better candidates in office, and just hope for the best