I had no illusion that Trump would be convicted in his second impeachment trial, there simply not being enough senators willing to convict the guy. Sure enough, only seven Republicans crossed the aisle to vote 'guilty'. One of them was Mitt Romney, who very well could have been killed by the MAGA mob on 1/6.
There was value in the impeachment, it made public the harrowing footage of unhinged Trump supporters and laid bare the cowardice, and in some cases complicity, of Republican elected officials. The evidence presented will make for good campaign fodder in 2022 and 2024. If this reeks of political opportunism, so be it- it's an opportunism much more ethical than mustering a mob to overturn an election.