President Donald Trump claimed that the impeachment process was a partisan one. But that is only because he made it one. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and the president have threatened Republican legislators out of hearing from important witnesses whose testimony is more than likely incriminating. U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican, had to leave his own party to support impeachment. Republican leadership proliferates the partisanship that they claim to oppose. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives were coerced by the threat of primaries and withdrawal of financial support of their reelection campaigns if they voted their conscience.
The Republican leadership has begun to echo the politics of the despotic regimes and the Banana Republics which they claim to oppose: undermining the rule of law, refusing to hear facts and letting dollars dictate decisions of government.