The Democrats' false choice on impeachment

How Democrats can hold a Trump trial and deal with COVID-19

Chuck Schumer and President Trump.
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Democrats don't have to choose between the nation's figurative and literal health.

One of the major obstacles to a second impeachment of President Trump is the fear that a post-inauguration trial in the Senate over his incitement of the Capitol riot, which left five people dead, will hold up efforts to pass additional COVID-related relief and to fix the country's calamitous vaccine rollout. These concerns, however, are mostly unfounded. Instead of allowing procedural rules to stand in the way of a swift trial of the dangerous outgoing president, Democrats must simply vote to change those rules to allow themselves to address our multiple crises at once.

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