The Problem With The Problem With Impeachment

A few days ago, TruthDig published an opinion piece by Chris Hedges called The Problem With Impeachment. It nicely summarizes a lot of the arguments I’ve seen from left-leaning folks who still oppose impeachment, including where those arguments go awry.

Hedges opens by severely mischaracterizing the argument for impeachment. He presents a list of very serious problems in the country, sarcastically implying that impeachment is meant to save us from all of them in one fell swoop. No serious person believes that. Trump is indeed only a symptom of a larger…