It’s being said again again that “impeachment is political” as if this somehow diminishes what is being done that must be done to be a democracy. Impeachment does not substitute for politics; it makes politics possible. Without the rule of law, we are nothing but capricious dictatorship. Like all autocrats, this is precisely what Trump wants: power without accountability. If we cannot impeach in an election year or even after a re-election then we stand for nothing. The king is not the law; the law must be king. It’s a simple binary, no matter how complex the issues. Either we survive with the principle of law or we succumb to arbitrary power. You choose.