I have been watching the trial in the Senate against Trump and the House Managers have made an impelling case for conviction.
However, with Senate locked in a 50/50 Democrat/Republican split it appears that Trump will not be convicted. This is due to the fact that at least 17 Republicans need to join with the Democrats to make up the two thirds needed to convict.
Three Senators, Cruz, Lee and Graham have already betrayed their oath to be impartial jurors meeting with the defence team in private. In a court of law that would be sufficient for them to be disqualified.
The Republicans may support Trump’s actions which could mean any future impeachments will be less likely. If the actions of Trump are allowed to succeed then the Republic will not be what the Founding Fathers imagined.
Trump will still have to face the law in courts so he won’t be in the clear. However, will any actions be taken against the three Senators who betrayed their oath. They are not worthy of their high office.
I despair of democracy both in the U.S. and the U.K.