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Knocking Down Trump Impeachment Excuses

The 11 most common defenses and why they’re wrong

Trump impeachment defense attorney Bruce Castor in the U.S. Senate, February 12, 2021 (congress.gov via Getty)

The January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is indefensible and Donald Trump’s role in inciting it is obvious. Yet a sizeable contingent of Americans — including most Republican Senators and right-wing media figures — have committed themselves to defending it. Well, not really defending it, but finding ways to…

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Nicholas Grossman

Nicholas Grossman

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.

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