Either presiding or not can be justified on the basis of multiple theories, and we should expect Roberts to put his reasons in writing.
The better path would be to simply change the law.
For the first time in five years, it is possible to propose and promote conservative ideas without having to go through or around Donald Trump.
Trump's absence speaks volumes about what the fundraising professionals are seeing in the mood of the party.
Republicans are asked to vote on Trump’s conduct after the election, and they could not have known about that when they supported him for reelection.