Unfortunately for the Republican Party, its responsibility for enabling Donald Trump for four years and what it resulted in isn’t going to just “go away” with Trump’s impeachment acquittal. We CANNOT as a nation just move on to “other things.”
Instead of suddenly condemning Trump, the Republican Party should atone for its sins – and since it obviously isn’t going to do that unless it becomes politically advantageous, we the people can help motivate their repentance with our actions at the ballot box.
One of the ways we will do this is as the man who caused the events of January 6 keeps himself at the forefront of everybody’s attention, we will concurrently keep the sycophants who enabled him at the forefront of everybody’s attention as well.
The events which led up to an actual INSURRECTION at our nation’s Capitol aren’t merely “regrettable” or “horrific” – they need to be CORRECTED. I have been updating The War After the Election [https://medium.com/illumination-curated/the-war-after-the-election-545de96aa4ca?source=friends_link&sk=627c55d616d9296af3e398f1686493a4] with ideas regarding how this can still be done.