Pomp and censorship: Trump impeachment trial already reveals a broken America | Will Bunch

Some noted how fitting it was that the articles were carried by House clerk Cheryl Johnson, per the dictates of our 1787 Constitution, and yet, as a black woman, also a symbol of progress in the 233 years since it was written — delivering the charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against a president elected on a racist, misogynist campaign. The procession was just the start of two days of pomp and circumstance, including a formal reading of the charges, the summoning of Chief Justice John Roberts, and the swearing-in of senators who are now also jurors.