A Reply to the Federalist on Impeachment and Mob Rule

Members of the National Guard arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
The argument for Trump’s acquittal is, in essence, the argument of nihilism and despair.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ohn Davidson, writing in the Federalist, responds to my column arguing that the Senate should vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Ben Domenech, the site’s publisher, chimed in as well with a column blasting Mitch McConnell for signaling that he thinks Trump should be convicted — although McConnell has since joined Tuesday’s vote to end the trial on grounds that Trump is now out of office. While it now appears likely that the conviction vote will come up well short of the required 67 senators, it is still worth taking the debate seriously. I respect Davidson

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