Although this is officially an impeachment trial, it isn’t really Trump who’s on trial. We all know what he has done, Republicans and Democrats alike. It’s really the Republican senators who are on trial; the public is watching to see if they value the truth and will honor their oath to support the Constitution, or if they will choose to defend a corrupt administration in the hopes of maintaining power.
Trump is not the only one facing reelection in 2020, and the Republicans who choose to even hear from witnesses will pay a price. But I urge Sen. Mitt Romney and Sen. Mike Lee to support hearing from witnesses because it’s the right thing to do, not because it’s politically expedient. There are times in history where we face choices that test our courage. Sens. Romney and Lee must stand up and do the right thing, not the partisan thing.