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Trump won't lose his job -- but the impeachment inquiry is still essential

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The process is required by the constitution, seems to be shifting voters' opinions, and will render the president unpardonable

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Not even overwhelming evidence that Trump sought to bribe a foreign power to dig up dirt on his leading political opponent in 2020 and did so with American taxpayer dollars, while compromising American foreign policy will cause Trump to be removed from office.

That's because there's zero chance that 20 Republican senators -- the number needed to convict Trump, if every Democratic senator votes to do so have enough integrity to do what the constitution requires them to do.

These Republican senators will put their jobs and their political party ahead of the constitution and the country. They will tell themselves that 88% of Republican voters still support Trump, and that their duty is to them.

It does not matter that these voters inhabit a parallel political universe consisting of Trump tweets, Fox News, right-wing radio, and Trump-Russian social media, all propounding the absurd counter-narrative that Democrats, the "deep state," coastal elites, and mainstream media are conspiring to remove the Chosen One from office.

So if there's no chance of getting the 20 Republican votes needed to send Trump packing, is there any reason for this impeachment proceeding to continue?

 

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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, has a new film, "Inequality for All," to be released September 27. He blogs at www.robertreich.org.

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