On Saturday you will most likely vote against convicting Donald J. Trump for inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you do, it will be clear that you did not honor the oath you took before the impeachment trial began to “solemnly swear . . . I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. . .” You will be remembered in history, not in a honorable way, but as one of those who propelled our democracy toward extinction. Years from now when students study the downfall of the United States, they will question your actions and one of the questions they will ponder is why you had so little regard for your own life and the lives of your colleagues in Congress. They will question how you could have voted to acquit a man who tried to have his own Vice President and members of Congress killed. There will be so many questions about your motives, your commitment to democracy, your willingness to sacrifice lives for Trump, and your failure to protect the Constitution. You will be remembered.
First sent on February 13 by Indivisible Jackson TN