43 GQP co-conspirators have ensured their place in US political history. They allowed Trump to turn the US into a banana republic.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump said. “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!”
Trump, out of office and with no specific role in the Republican Party, is nonetheless a powerful and for some a fearsome figure. He commands a loyal following among Republicans, including a majority in many parts of the country. With the impeachment acquittal, he is now free to run again in 2024 if he chooses or to use his political authority to reward loyalists and punish opponents.
Trump did it — but the only time the Senate could lawfully try Trump was in January when I prevented it.