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December 18, 2020

Heather Cox Richardson


A year ago today, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

In his plea to Senators to convict the president, Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead impeachment manager for the House, warned “you know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country.” Schiff asked: “How much damage can Donald Trump do between now and the next election?” and then answered his own question: “A lot. A lot of damage.” “Can you have the least bit of confidence that Donald Trump will… protect our national interest over his own personal interest?” Schiff asked the senators who were about to vote on Trump’s guilt. “You know you can’t, which makes him dangerous to this country.’’

Republicans took offense at Schiff’s passionate words, seeing them as criticism of themselves. They voted to acquit Trump of the charges the House had levied against him.

And a year later, here we are. A pandemic has killed more than 312,000 of us, and numbers of infections and deaths are spiking. Today we hit a new single-day record of reported coronavirus cases with 246,914, our third daily record in a row. The economy is in shambles, with more than 6 million Americans applying for unemployment benefits. And the government has been hobbled by a massive hack from foreign operatives, likely Russians, who have hit many of our key departments.

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https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/december-18-2020


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Tactical Peek Dec 2020 OP
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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 02:16 AM

1. But, someone in the Incoming Biden administration called them fuckers, so obviously

that's something to be horrified about. Republican priorities.

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Sat Dec 19, 2020, 03:35 AM

2. It has only been a year! Trump time moves at a snail's pace.

I would have said three years and he has been in office ten I almost can't remember a "non-Trump" time.

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Sat Dec 19, 2020, 07:16 AM

4. Think how much better off we'd be if the rethugs had done their sworn duty a year ago.

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