From its beginnings, there has been a complete lack of drama about the impeachment of President Trump. News stories often referred to the impeachment as “historic.” It never felt historic. It felt partisan and small.
What would typically serve as a trial’s big moment — the verdict — was in this case a foregone conclusion because of the GOP’s control of the Senate and the purely partisan nature of impeachment proceedings in the Democrat-controlled House. As a result, drama had to be manufactured in the little things. Would the Senate vote to hear witnesses? Would Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. break a tie vote? Would any GOP senators vote to convict the president?
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