The Senate can end it all now

To the editor:

This impeachment coverage is really starting to get to me. It seems that much that is being said about impeachment proceedings is nonsense. There already was a court case, Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993), which seems to have settled the issue definitely.

There is an article by Ren Jander at that discusses this decision titled “Scotus: No Articles of Impeachment or a Trial Are Required for The Senate to Acquit President Trump.” Since the article is eight printed pages long and the reader may have a real life to live, the article's headline may be all you need to know. The Senate can end it all now.

If you are old enough to remember the Clinton impeachment, you might have noted that Democratic Senator Robert Byrd immediately introduced a motion for "dismissals of both articles of impeachment for lack of merit." It failed, 56 to 44. Unfortunately for President Clinton, the Democrats did not control the Senate. If they had, that would have been the end of it right there.

After dithering too long, Senator McConnell seems to have figured out that the Republicans can end this quickly.

Calling witnesses is a bad idea. Ukraine will inevitably be brought up and there is corruption and likely criminality there that had best be left uncovered for too many of their sakes.

—Mike Gramelspacher Jr.

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