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By failing to hold him accountable for the Capitol insurrection, Republicans have co-signed Trump’s attack on democracy

Sen. Josh Hawley gives Sen. Ted Cruz a thumbs up before the conclusion of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images


Being an eyewitness to history is essential for future historians

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Make the entire Republican Party the defendant

Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate Chamber on the first day of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images


What you need to know about the unprecedented second trial of Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump turns from reporters as he exits the White House to walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn on January 12, 2021
Donald Trump turns from reporters as he exits the White House to walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn on January 12, 2021
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An unprecedented attack on the Capitol led to a precedent-shattering bipartisan second impeachment

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The Senate could vote to bar him from ever running for office again

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Can you even impeach a former president?


High-profile Democrats and at least four Republicans want Trump gone for inciting a mob to take over the U.S. Capitol

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after reading the final certification of Electoral College votes. Photo: Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images


The Department of Justice easing up on Trump’s former campaign ally brings us closer to full-fledged authoritarianism

Former adviser to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election on November 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images


The Utah senator enraged Republicans and showed you can take a stand against a lawless president

In his vote to convict the president, Sen. Mitt Romney described Trump’s actions as “wrong, grievously wrong.” Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images


One of the loudest impeachment voices reckons with the president’s speech on the eve of his acquittal

Maxine Waters, Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Richard Neal, Adam Schiff, and Nancy Pelosi listen to her Press Secretary Drew Hammill following votes on articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on December 18, 2019. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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