[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 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.
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.”