Impeachment is dead!
When the second impeachment of Donald Trump started, and myself being an independent, I watched the impeachment trial with an open mind. I wanted to learn the facts of the case just as any juror should. The house prosecution presented their case and their case was very compelling. They laid out facts, evidence and a time line of the incident at the capital on Jan. 6th. The defense attorneys laid out their case. I found it to be confusing, rambling and hard to follow. One thing I found confounding was that there was little rebuttal of the facts presented by the house managers. The defense case was predominately based on the constitutionality of the impeachment trial. I understand the differences between an impeachment and a regular court trial. The fact that the jurors were the senators who had taken an oath to be non-biased was absurd. Some of the Republican senators chose to meet with the defense attorney's and plan a strategy. I find this bizarre if not unethical.
The founding fathers of our country were exceptionally smart. They built the constitution covering almost every scenario possible. However I believe they blew it on the impeachment clause.
The jury should not be senators. They have proven that power and getting reelected is the only thing that is important to them and a guilty person should not pay a price. They would probably not have even convicted Charles Manson if it meant a loss of power! They will pick party over country every time. The one thing I am happy about is that these senators will never serve as a juror in court here in Douglas County!