I have never in my 61 years been more ashamed of my country. I was raised to believe in America. That we were a good people, that our democracy was the greatest political system in the world, that our economic system was the most successful, even that our values were the most pious. Today, the promise of America became a lie.  The only hope for justice is now left to the American people.

The problem is that the American people have come to believe that our government doesn’t work. That is a beautiful thing for Senate Republicans. Because, with the exception of one brave man, they have shown that their own patriotism is, along with this “trial,” a sham. The only allegiance this group of co-conspirators have is to their own re-election and the protection of the lucky few.

History will be the final judge. And history’s judgment will be harsh.

God bless America.