A failed impeachment is still worth it

President Trump will not be removed from office — but taking a stand against abuse of power is still important

President Trump.
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Everyone knows President Trump will not be convicted in his impeachment trial. Since his party controls 53 seats, there is simply no way the requisite two-thirds Senate will vote against him.

So is there any point to this whole exercise? Yes, there is — because impeachment is not just about this president, it is also about future presidents. If Congress failed to act despite mounting evidence of Trump's abuse of office and obstruction, it would hand presidents a veritable license for misconduct.

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