Among all the hype and Republican propaganda relating to the Senate trial of impeached President Donald J. Trump, it is useful to maintain a laser-like focus on the underlying question of just who is on trial here.
Of course, Trump is on trial for the high crimes and misdemeanors detailed in the two articles of impeachment approved by the House.
But let there be no doubt about it: Republican Senators and the Republican Party itself are also on trial in the Senate.
We already know from the abundant details in the public record that Trump has been inpeached for only a small percentage pf the crimes he has committed in office.
The Senate “trial” is shaping up to be a massive battle between the facts and the truth, on the one hand, and the lies and diversions and irrelevancies of Republicans, in both the House and the Senate, on the other.
Those who have been interested in the facts and the truth will continue to support the Democrats and a judgment in the trial based on an impartial search for the truth. Those who have been wilfully asleep, or who have directly sold their souls to Trump, are likely to continue to defend their Leader, no matter what the facts and the evidence may show.
The Republicans will shout and wave their arms, and try to use every trick of mass propaganda to distract voters from the real evidence relating to the offenses for which Trump has been impeached. The Democrats will try to prove their case with facts.
Who knows who will win the propaganda war? Who knows if there are any Reublican Senators who will try to save their own Republican Party from the dustbin of history, and in doing so also act to save the Republic?
The Trenchant Observer