Michael at Musing’s musings is growing exasperated with all of those who are yelling for impeachment and lays out his reasons for not doing it in his post, Basta! . I don’t disagree with the reasoning, but it really wouldn’t take as long as he fears. The House will be acting like a grand jury, and there is more than enough evidence already extant to provide for a bill of indictment. The problem is that there are at least 34 Repub Senators who value Partei over the good of the country, and until that number can be altered there isn’t much point.
The situation cannot continue, with the government being ruled by a series of lettres de cachet, and the rule of law ground into the dust.
The Constitution provides a method of controlling some of the worst abuses and Congress needs to start preparing to use its power of inherent contempt.
First up they need to fence off a section next to the Capitol with chain link topped with razor wire. And then install a dozen FEMA approved travel trailers.
When that is finished both chambers can start issuing contempt citations and throwing miscreants into the “trailer park.” They only have to stay until the end of the 110th Congress, but they are outside the power of the courts or a pardon. I see no reason to provide them more that MREs and the DC Humane Society could probably provide dogs to run between the two fences. I would look for good solar lighting, perhaps it could be used as an alternative energy project, and the CDC could do testing on the effects of living in those trailers for an extended period.
As there will be a new President and probably a more favorable Senate, impeachment proceedings can begin against every one of them. They can’t be removed from office, but they can be denied ever holding office again in the Federal government and an impeachment can’t be pardoned.