Michael Cohen testified before Congress for a second time on Feb. 27.
The former Trump fixer and close ally is now confirming what many Americans knew — that the president of the United States knew about an active campaign by a foreign power to interfere in a U.S. election.
This is damning, and it is possible that the gun here is smoking. Cohen admits that he has no direct proof of collusion, but he did tell the committee that he had his suspicions about collusion with the Kremlin. The very emails that Trump asked a foreign power to locate and bring forth are the evidence that Cohen referenced in his testimony to the committee.
In fact, the Kremlin attempted to find those emails the very night their candidate asked. The question now is will this be enough for Democrats in the House to use their power to vote on articles of impeachment?
It is unlikely that House Republicans will stop de-basing the nation, and more likely that they will keep defending their leader. Some have argued that impeachment needs to be a bipartisan effort, but I would strongly disagree.
Ideally, impeachment should be a bipartisan effort; however, if no Republican is willing to move on from Trump then the Democratic Party should do the work of removing what is the biggest threat facing our democracy.
A lot of Republicans made an effort to stress past falsehoods that Cohen told Congress in an attempt to discredit him and the entire investigation that is ongoing.
This is to be expected during any testimony; however, the extent that the Republicans are attempting to suppress the truth is concerning and should be a major issue in the coming days.
Why does a party that once respected and feared veterans, so much to the point that any criticism of the war was unpatriotic, defending someone who jokes about a service member who was tortured in Vietnam? Does it lead to the question of whether the Russians have something on certain members of Congress?
The American people gave power to Democrats in November, and Democrats have the power to end the nightmare that occupies the White House.
Some have suggested that members of the Democratic Party should proceed with caution when it comes to impeaching the president.
The time for caution has ended. I am sure I am not the only American who will feel disserviced by the Democrats if impeachment does not occur soon.
Impeachment of this president is now an act of patriotism and an act which is no longer a political question but rather an American Responsibility.
Democrats must answer the call, and Republicans must join the cause to impeach a president who has openly attacked the moral foundations of this nation, or let it be the downfall of not only the Republican Party but this nation.
Right now American democracy is burning and my soul is trembling, for we are unlikely to do what must be done as Americans. Hopefully we are not witnessing the twilight of our democracy.