I will never understand why historians like Beschloss didn't
whip up a chapter to show how history will look on the Trump followers and Senate traitors in 20 years. I think if some had seen how their names would go down in history they might have thought twice about betraying country and oath.
Theyll be Reichsmarschalls.
So they dont care.
We can stop them. As Ive said in other posts, were not helpless bystanders to a predetermined fate.
They need only look to twitter to find how history will view them.
Every reputable magazine and newspaper has excoriated them already. They'd have to learn to read, the GOP, to care what the history books will say.
They GQFP is anti intellectualism, anti-science. Like all fascists.
Let's go back in time to Florida 2000 where the Republicans ran out the clock on the election. If the Democratic Party was as active as the current Republican Party what would we have thought of people storming the capital to correct the vote tally.
History says little or nothing about followers of some of the worst presidents ever -- Harding, Buchanan, etc. It focuses on the events of the presidencies. Frankly, as it should.
I doubt there will be much said about the 43 individually simply because Trump was acquitted. I think it's more likely that the acquittal will be viewed in more general terms, as an egregious failure by the GOP to do the right thing.
As others have said, neither Trump nor the 43 would care, because self-interest is their primary driver.
Beschloss has covered this to some degree. He said that it's difficult to predict how future historians will view events because detail gets lost and priorities change. Regarding Trump specifically, he said someone may find good things about the Trump admin that aren't obvious in the context of the current generation, but that Trump can't change the record, so covid and the insurrection are likely to be the primary focus.