Like it or not, right now there's at least a couple of hundred Kansas City residents on the Country Club Plaza protesting for the impeachment of President Trump.
Here's the first view of the crowd. There are more tweets and posts coming out by the second . . .
Clever signs abound but one that says "No One Is Above The Law" seems to be a crowd favorite . . .
To wit . . .
ON THE NIGHT BEFORE IMPEACHMENT THIS KANSAS CITY DEMONSTRATION SIGNALS A GREAT DEAL OF LOCAL SUPPORT FOR THE HISTORIC REBUKE!!!
Accordingly, we offer a few of our favorite news links on the topic along with an invitation for reader perspective . . .
Check Historic Snail Mail From Prez Trump To Speaker Pelosi
President Trump, in a blistering letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lambasted the Democrats' impeachment inquiry, writing, "you have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!" This is a developing story; check back for updates.
Impeachment Deep Dive
President Donald Trump faces imminent impeachment by the House of Representatives, but that doesn't mean he'll be removed from office. For the president to be ousted from the White House via impeachment, the Senate has to convict him with a two-thirds majority - a tall order, given that it's currently in Republican hands.
The toxic relationship between Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) and Democratic Leader (N.Y.) has left senators pessimistic about reaching a deal to set the rules of 's impeachment trial. The leaders already have scars from the battles over 's nomination to the Supreme Court in 2018, efforts to repeal ObamaCare in 2017 and McConnell's refusal to hold a vote on President Obama's nomination of to the Supreme Court in 2016, among other controversies.
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Another Letter Debate
The Senate majority leader lamented Democrats' decision to speak about the trial on TV, despite doing the very same thing himself just days earlier. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday accused his Democratic counterpart, Chuck Schumer, of not being collegial, after Schumer sent a letter laying out his demand for a fair impeachment trial against Donald Trump.
Words To The Wise
Why impeachment editorials matter - and who's writing them " PolitiFact's Lie of the Year " The feud on 'The View' - Poynter
The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. The New York Times has done it. So has The Washington Post. USA Today, as well. And the list is growing to include big and small newspapers from all over the United States, a list of papers that say: President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Eternal American Gridlock
For the proliferation of stodgy legal analysis, Trump's impeachment has been a boondoggle. But this week, out of the lawyerly bog has appeared one of the most intriguing legal papers on impeachment so far, published on the website Just Security.
You decide . . .