Now the Republicans are the party of terrorism

Now the Republicans are the party of terrorism
Man with MAGA hat battered by Antifa (Image: Fox News 5 screen grab)

[Ed. – Not sure of the function of ‘now’ in the headline. Is the author suggesting that previously the Democrats were the party of terrorism, in which case he’s half right?]

Tuesday was the first day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for inciting insurrection and a lethal attack on the Capitol as part of a larger coup attempt.

The public evidence of Trump’s guilt is overwhelming and conclusive. His conviction by the Senate should be a fait accompli.

The Democratic House managers’ presentation of the case against Donald Trump was devastating. His attorneys were rendered impotent in response — yet they tried as hard as they could to create an alternate universe.

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Trump’s lawyers presented a reality-denying, dangerous, craven and absurd defense, in which they claimed that to follow the Constitution and the rule of law by convicting the former president for insurrection would lead to a second civil war. On Twitter, the bestselling writer Don Winslow aptly summarized the underlying logic of Trump’s defense: “We should not prosecute murderers because to do so might upset their family.”

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