If Congress cannot get its act together in time to impeach President Trump for inciting a violent mob to storm the U.S. Capitol to pressure lawmakers into overturning the election results, then they should take their time and do it right.
That means they should allow time for a full investigation of his actions on the day of the deadly siege, including answering the question of why the National Guard was not allowed to be deployed. A full process would also look closely at his behind the scenes efforts to overturn the results of the election.
There are four basic arguments people have made for impeaching Trump again.
The first is that he needs to be removed from office immediately, because every moment he maintains the power of the presidency, he is a threat to the republic and to global security. But if Democrats wanted to act urgently under the “every second counts” theory, they should have