Everybody knew this would happen because there never were enough Republican defectors to get a guilty verdict through. Impeachment, although a legal process under the US Constitution, is always a political event. Were the Democrats right to take this path? The answer in the broad sense is surely Yes. Were the Democrats wise to go this way? The answer is surely No.
This legitimizes Trump and turns the spotlight away from his antics and back onto his campaigns. America has to move on from the Trump era, but it will not do so until the Democrats themselves move on. As for the ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan. Surely America has not, for well over a century’ been so diminished as a world influence, as under the Trump Presidency.
Think about that.