I was really against impeachment.
Not because I thought it would risk the 2020 election, or that it would die in the Senate automatically, or even if it did stick, we’d end up with Pence.
I was thinking more about how the process had no teeth, and never had, and the ballot box was the only real rebuke.
But I’ve come to realize that even if you have no teeth, it’s still your duty to bite. Impeachment almost certainly won’t lead to removal from office, and it may hand him the election, sure. But two terms of Trump pale in relationship to the cost of not fighting him.
We need to think much farther than 2020, to 2024 and beyond. That means future Presidents and candidates for President need to know there are consequences for treason and incompetence.
So, mea culpa. Impeach now.