Editorial: Sure, censure: In praise of the next best thing to an impeachment trial

The 45 Republican senators who deem it unconstitutional to try a former president for encouraging a mob to sack the Capitol leave no doubt: They’d acquit Donald Trump, meaning there’s nowhere near the 67 votes necessary for conviction. If censuring Trump can get Congress on record against Trump’s anti-democratic behavior, censure it must be. Before we get there, digest the absurdity that these same nullifying senators purport to care about precedent and the plain language of the Constitution. That language here is ambiguous, while a Congressional Research Service 2019 report asserts that “fede…

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