I don’t want Trump “held accountable by history.” I want him held accountable now, in a jail cell, because he is a criminal who should be in jail, not living the high life in a private resort, JFC.
What’s the use of the hearings by the House committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection—hearings that began last night and will run for the next several weeks—unless they lead to criminal prosecution of Donald Trump for his patently criminal actions?
In a word: History. We tend to underestimate the importance of an historic record. But it is vastly important. It charts the course of the future by illuminating the course of the past. It is literally the final word.