Our weekly review of congressional impeachment machinations often seeks to clarify and explain the historic events by asking, “So, what exactly happened?”
In a whipsaw week of political theater that saw Democrats unveil and approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, paving the way for an expected floor vote Wednesday, perhaps the simpler deductive question would be “So, what exactly didn’t happen?”
Notably, Democrats didn’t take up a Mueller-focused article. Lawmakers didn’t change their partisan stances on impeaching the president. And aside from an unexpected delay in the Judicial panel vote, the timeline of the impeachment process seemingly didn’t change.