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Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei at Axios have this to say on the strategy of the Republican leadership over the attempt to impeach Donald Trump for a second time:
Top Republicans want to bury president Trump, for good. But they are divided whether to do it with one quick kill via impeachment, or let him slowly fade away.
Sources tell Axios Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell would be more likely than not to vote to convict Trump — a green light for other Republican senators to follow.
Jacob Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake, has written for us today about how there are two justice systems in America:
Last week, I was again reminded that we live under two justice systems. One lets armed white insurrectionists violently attack our nation’s seat of government. Another gasses, beats, and shoots rubber bullets at people defending Black lives. And even though I live nowhere near Washington DC, this is personal for me.