The GOP has already telegraphed that it will settle on: “Trump tried to extort Ukraine but (1) You can’t blame him, he has no idea what he is doing, (2) he failed so ‘no harm, no foul’, and (3) every President does it.” While Trump is an obvious incompetent gord, it is not an excuse. The other two are so preposterous, I hope truth can get through to some people. But these excuses are so damaging to public trust and understanding of law.
And the “rule of law” party reveals itself — it was never about that for most of them. It was for a few, but they’ve all jumped ship. For the remainers, they just wanted to imprison poor and Black people who broke the law.