🔗 The Beauty of Jamie Raskin’s America, on Display at Trump’s Impeachment Trial

12 February 2021 link politics


Bill McKibben:

On Thursday, Raskin, arguing gamely for a conviction that everyone knows he cannot win, had to pretend that his audience of senators shared his assumptions about democracy. But, of course, many of them didn’t—many had truckled to Trump precisely in order to maintain position and privilege.

I couldn’t get myself to really watch this go around. I took some time to watch a bit here and there. But the Orange Man’s defense lawyers were obviously not interested in debating what happened. I could go on a rant here, but I’ll maintain my sanity, at least for the moment.

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