…impeachment hearings prove that it’s almost impossible to hold a law-breaking president accountable. An impeachment conviction requires a 2/3rd majority, making it difficult to secure a judgment against a president. I would hope that after seeing some of the faultlines exposed by the impeachment hearings, legislat…
There could still be a censure of Trump with real legislative teeth in it, perhaps in conjunction with section 3 of the 14th Amendment (which would prevent him from running for office again). This would only require a few of the seven Republicans who were willing to convict regarding impeachment to vote to censure Trump in a serious, meaningful way (as it only requires a majority, not a 2/3 supermajority).
This strategy is actually politically possible and I am continually updating it as events evolve in The War After the Election https://medium.com/illumination-curated/the-war-after-the-election-545de96aa4ca?sk=627c55d616d9296af3e398f1686493a4 and in a short link at the end of it which explains the very targeted, but critical legislation that could be attached to the censure.
This process is far from over. And even if Trump is censured per above, we will still have an enormous amount of work to do as a country.