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No, Impeaching Trump Is Not about Feelings. It Is about Actions and Consequences

Then-president Donald Trump prior to boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., January 12, 2021 (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

David Marcus at The Federalist replies further to my case for convicting Donald Trump in the impeachment trial (which won’t happen, but should). He does not, however, take on my full argument set forth in two prior columns (here and here), or even link to them, so his readers are at something of a disadvantage in understanding what he’s arguing with.

Marcus argues that distinguishing Trump’s responsibility for the Capitol riot from Maxine Waters’s responsibility for encouraging people to physically confront Trump officials is impossible by any standard, and cites tweets in which I noted one of the distinctions: Trump is being


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