This has been an affirming yet frustrating week for those of us who are paying attention to the impeachment proceedings. Brave and patriotic individuals have testified with consistency about the unethical and appalling behaviors of the current resident of the White House. The frustrating realization that Republican members of the committee are not listening with objectivity, but instead listen with a predetermined goal of denying Trump’s obvious wrongdoing, can lead to a resignation that nothing will change.
Friends, let us not give up hope. While Republican officials may choose to stick their heads in the sand, many others in the GOP are appalled.
“Trump has control of the 202 branch of the party, and he has control of what remains of the party nationally,” GOP strategist John Weaver said, referring first to Republicans in Washington by their area code. “It’s not a party anymore in the traditional sense; it’s a cult.”
“Look, the case has been made. Almost everything in the impeachment hearings this week fleshed out and backed up the charge that President Trump muscled Ukraine for political gain. The pending question is what precisely the House and its Democratic majority will decide to include in the articles of impeachment, what statutes or standards they will assert the president violated,” says Peggy Noonan, a speechwriter in the Reagan administration.
Because we have been given this ministry at this time, in this tumultuous season, we do not lose heart. God is at work in the hearts of those on both the right and the left. The administration is being exposed for the evil it is. We must have faith that this will bear fruit.