When *any* Democrat suggests doing what this article is discussing, i.e. the House "indefinitely refusing" to hand over the articles, this may be a useful article. But all that's happening is a negotiation of the Senate trial rules at a time the articles are still with the House.
(Because we come at the law from different experiences and values, Renato and I have basically never agreed on any legal, ethical, or strategic question. Sometimes I think that @POLITICOMag should have us do a point-counterpoint column in which Renato always loses, but narrowly.)
(What we see, in Renato's piece/elsewhere, is an expectation McConnell will act in bad faith in negotiations over the Senate trial rules by refusing to negotiate and secretly coordinating with the defendant. Renato's view is if that happens Dems should unconditionally surrender.)
(What *I'm* doing is making the same assumption Renato is, that McConnell will act in bad faith in negotiation over the Senate trial rules by refusing to negotiate and secretly coordinating with the defendant, but arguing that Democrats *don't* have to surrender if that happens.)
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