Trump has long maintained, for no good reason, that his was a historical presidency. It's not like he's the first white guy to get elected to the office, or even the first idjit. That all changed today as Trump became the first president to be impeached twice... this time for his role as chief cheerleader of last week's insurrection at the Capitol. I have to hand it to Speaker Pelosi, she has no patience for Trump's crimes and misdemeanors, and this time, it's personal. I can't imagine Speaker Pelosi being able to forgive or forget the yahoos who threatened her life and crapped in her office.
Evan Hurst of Wonkette took on the Herculean task of liveblogging the impeachment hearings, adding enough dick jokes to leaven the proceedings. The main Republican objections to impeachment are farcicial- impeachment will divide the nation further and may lead to further violence. It's class abuser-speak... if you make me face the consequences of my harmful actions, I will harm you further.
I'm not optimistic about the Senate voting to convict Trump, but the proceedings are a handy cudgel with which to beat these spineless creeps in upcoming elections. Basically, it's tying Trump around their necks like a millstone, hopefully to sink them forever. The impeachment had to happen, though, because Trump still poses a danger to These Here United States, and Pence is too gutless to play the 25th Amendment gambit to get rid of him. These being stupid days, the Representative from QAnon announced that she will initiate impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden before he is even inaugurated... and these are the people that the Democrats should seek unity with?