Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Slow, Difficult, and Ugly"

"An angry president, resentful of the political establishment; a devoted minority, supporting their leader as a symbol of the country they feared they were losing; a trial which blurred the lines between legal and political charges—it was all enough, 150 years ago, to threaten renewed war. Americans live in far more peaceful times today, but it’s not difficult to imagine how impeachment could rile an already agitated nation."

At The Atlantic, Jon Grinspan looks back to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.

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