But Donald J. Trump will be remembered in American history as being the only POTUS who was impeached twice.
Trump was acquitted not on the evidence, but on the politics.
We all know what he did. We saw his betrayal with our own eyes, heard his seditious words with our own ears.
Trump incited his mobs through his Big Lie, the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Even when he lost 60+ court cases challenging the outcome; even when his own AG said there was no fraud; even when his own cyber chief said this was the most secure election in history.
The twice impeached Donald Trump still told his mobs and his cultists that he won -- by a lot.
That is the Big Lie that triggered his insurrectionists to raid, ravage, ransack, and even kill in the US Capitol building. As the electoral votes were being certified, Donald Trump's savage, blood-thirsty insurrectionists went looking for his vice president to "hang Pence," and searched the Capitol for Nancy to, as one of his thugs put it, "tear her to pieces."
All of that is fact; all of that happened.
And yet, the cowardly, anti-democracy Republican Senators (except for seven brave patriots) told the American people and the world that this was okay with them. That inciting armed mobs -- mobs that killed a Capitol policeman, that maimed Capitol officers, and that caused the deaths of others -- that is okay with them. And they voted to acquit ex-president Donald J. Trump because they're loyal to a tyrant, a liar, a cheat, and a fraud, not to America and her Constitution, her laws. They're cowards -- everyone of them who voted for acquittal.
History will, in the end, have the final say about Donald J. Trump, and history will show his treachery, his disloyalty to America and his Oath of Office, and finally to the American people.
Donald J. Trump's legacy will end in ignominy, which he will so richly deserve.
McConnell voted to acquit, but now, he says Trump had a "disgraceful dereliction of duty." "There's no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."