With the Senate likely to take up at least two articles of impeachment against Dear Leader President Trump, the White House effectively is leaving its defense up to the jury — namely, Mitch McConnell and the his merry band of Republican enablers. Unable to argue his case based on relevant and material facts, Trump is counting on Mitch, Lindsey and the rest to ignore all that and bulldoze to full acquittal.

It will be interesting to see how, and if, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will address McConnell’s abdication of constitutional duty.