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Waelti: What impeachment proceedings mean
John Waelti
House Democrats are inexorably heading for bringing formal articles of impeachment against President Trump. Had roles been reversed — a Democratic president committing these same transgressions, with the House controlled by Republicans — the Democratic president surely would have been impeached, and likely convicted, by now. But whether it is federal budget deficits, foreign policy errors, or seeking foreign assistance in elections, Republicans can get away with actions for which Democrats would be excoriated.