Democrats are right to push for an impeachment trial, asserts Renato Mariotti of Politico. It is clear now that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to get it to help him politically. However, it appears that the Senate won't conduct a necessary investigation of the facts. Senate Republicans are not the jurors this case needs, their goals being aligned with those of Trump. They are likely to push through impeachment proceedings as fast as possible to protect him. Therefore, even if this process ends without Trump being found guilty, investigations into his actions should continue. His wrongdoing should be judged by a neutral entity, not one that includes allies.
The impeachment process is not being run in an impartial manner. Democrats are indicating that personal biases are guiding their judgment, holds Cal Thomas of The Washington Times. The core of their argument, accusing Donald Trump of "high crimes and misdemeanors," doesn't hold up to scrutiny. This charge is very abstract and has never been interpreted the way that Democrats are trying to. The original language was used to mean serious harm against the public. Today, that allegation doesn't accurately describe Trump's call to Ukraine's president. It appears that this impeachment trial has become a matter of partisanship, not enforcing the law.