“Lawlessness Normalized”: What Acquitting Donald Trump Means

Watching the Republican-led U.S. Senate cave to our lawless president, Donald Trump, and assure him acquittal in his impeachment trial, was worse than watching a slow-moving train wreck. It was like watching a slow-moving suicide.

The suicide of the rule of law — a sine qua non of our American experiment.

After weeks of fact-finding by the House impeachment inquiry, and after days of opening arguments and Senators’ questioning in the Senate trial — all focused on Trump’s extortionate “favor” put to a…