“The president by no means views a near-miss as a possibility for reflection and reformation. He sees it as permission to indulge his each urge,” Gerson wrote in a brand new column for The Washington Post.
“And his most constant urge has been to hunt unfair benefit within the upcoming presidential election,” he continued. “The months between Senate acquittal and the November vote shall be fertile floor for additional dishonest.”
Gerson additionally referred to as out the “barefaced unhealthy religion” of Republican senators within the trial who’ve complained there’s “nothing new” within the case Democrats are making towards Trump whereas concurrently “actively opposing the introduction of recent proof and new testimony.”
“On this matter, elected Republicans are primarily serving, not the president, and positively not the republic, however themselves,” he mentioned. “Having determined that no quantity of proof could be adequate for conviction, they understand that the presentation of a full and compelling case would convict them of servility and institutional give up. So a fast and soiled Senate trial is the easiest way to restrict the publicity of their malpractice.”