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Trump confronts limits of his impeachment defense strategy

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks about a resolution he says he will introduce condemning the Democratic-controlled House for pursuing a "closed door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry," during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington,Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. The non-binding resolution by the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman gives Senate Republicans a chance to show support for the president at a moment when Trump is urging his allies to get tougher and fight harder for him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In the long run, the larger, deeper problem, bigger than President Donald Trump himself, is the complicity and collusion of Republicans and their senators for aiding and abetting Trump.

Steven Kushner • Chesterfield