Typically I avoid posting on political matters. I was not a “Never-Trump” person. I held my nose and voted for him in 2016. But by 2020 I knew that I could not vote for him (I ended up voting Libertarian). I have been appalled by his efforts to contest the election results. I believe that the 2019-20 impeachment proceedings were very much politically motivated, knowing that some Democrats had publicly announced their intention to impeach Trump before he had even been inaugurated. But his instigation of protestors plus his failure to quickly and decisively act and speak against yesterday’s mob violence at the Capitol is too much. I know, he will be out of office in a matter of weeks. But this is, to my mind, as well as to many Democrats and Republicans, both treasonous and a gross dereliction of duty, an impeachable offense that cannot be ignored. Congress must not just condemn his behavior, it must perform its constitutional duty to impeach the President and remove him from office.
I think the editorial below makes the case quite well:
Impeach Donald Trump, Remove Him, and Bar Him From Holding Office Ever Again