They Learned Their Lesson
As the years went by, and we saw one Republican after another destroyed by horrible skeletons in their closets, my wife used to say that they didn't let anyone run as a Republican unless they were corrupt or criminal enough that they could be destroyed at any time, if they bucked the party. What at one point seemed like a joke has come to appear more and more like reality as time has gone by. And here we are- A President of massive criminality, whose treason is clear for all to see, and yet still it is unlikely in the extreme that the Republican party will do a thing about it.
Oh yeah, I expect that, by prearrangement, the Republicans will have one or two of their Senators vote for impeachment, just so the Democrats can't say that it was a party line vote, but the fix is in. When you start looking for when the Republican party started its descent into open criminality, you have to look farther back than Trump, or Bush or Reagan. It started in earnest way back there in the sixties, and it has taken them a half century to build a base that is vicious and brain dead enough, and a leadership that is criminal enough to deliberately destroy this country.