As the Democrats in the House continue their hyper-partisan efforts to impeach the president, those of us in media who have defended the president need to stay far away from exaggeration during this process.
Some of the “deep-state” hyperbole we see distracts from the need to drive home the most important point — Chairman Adam Schiff is denying the president and his colleagues in the minority due process.
Senate Republicans should refuse any article of impeachment birthed by this deeply broken “process.” But neither the president nor the country is helped by hyperbole on their side.
Our rhetorical efforts should be focused on the fact that Trump did not commit an impeachable offense. In fact, he committed no offense at all — no quid pro quo, no extortion, no bribery.
Opportunities are lost every day when the president’s defenders overreach into conspiracy theory and refuse to wait upon the facts about wrongdoings by government officials in 2016, indeed if there are any at all.