Trump impeachment: Outcome may be foregone conclusion, but impact isn’t

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2021
From The Center
impeachment, Donald Trump

Impeachment proceedings aren’t only about the final result, but also about establishing a precedent and shaping public opinion.

At a time when many are invoking lofty ideals and the Founding Fathers as justification either for or against impeachment proceedings, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar favors a line from comedian Trevor Noah.

“If you get fired at Best Buy, they don’t just let you steal a TV on the way out,” she says, pushing back against the Republican argument that it’s overreach to hold an impeachment trial for a president who has...

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