A reminder from the president that while Ted Cruz and other Senate Republicans may have settled expediently on “bad but not impeachable” as the grounds for acquitting him, that is … not his take on the matter. The only badness here was on the other side. Watch, then read on.
Reporter: "What lesson did you learn from impeachment?"
Trump: "That the Democrats are crooked. They've got a lot of crooked things going" pic.twitter.com/KiCuK94iss
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 12, 2020
The clip’s enjoyable whether you’re a Trumper or an anti-Trumper. If you like him, you like to see him defiant after his impeachment ordeal. If you don’t like him, you at least like to see him exposing the cynical lie told by Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Lamar Alexander that he might be more circumspect about his behavior after being reproached by Congress over the Ukraine business. Literally no one believed that but Collins and the rest seemed to have calculated that the mere possibility might help justify their votes to acquit him. If — theoretically — the stigmatization of impeachment taught him that he can’t get away with petty corruption like squeezing foreign governments for dirt on Democrats without consequences then it wasn’t really necessary to remove him. He’s learned. He’ll be better now.