He said he could do it and get away with it, and ostensibly he has. It wasn't Fifth Avenue. It was Pennsylvania Avenue. He got away with it because 10 more persons wouldn't hold him accountable. It wasn't one dead person. It was five and many, many wounded either physically or mentally.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the accused was guilty and still voted to acquit him.

So again, he got away with it.

But he'll never get away from it. It is forever in his memory. Every morning he will awake knowing. Every night he will go to bed knowing. History will remind him if he forgets. The House managers and the media and other witnesses recorded the events in detail for us and the world.

The modus operandi was the same as his numerous other wrongdoings. Set the stage, prime the actor or actors, watch the results, and hide from accountability.

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Our democracy will flourish when a two-thirds majority of our populace has learned to recognize this type of behavior and respond to it appropriately.

Barbara Bowling

Hermantown




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