Impeachment Hall of Shame (and Fame?)

The Reason Roundtable hands out darts and laurels for the impeachment process to date, and also wades into the Democrats' great Gender Wars of 2020.


Will the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump already be over by the time you listen to this week's Reason Roundtable podcast? Not quite, though who the hell knows what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) and his caucus have up their sleeves? So, to mark the occasion 33 months after President Trump canned FBI Director James Comey, thus kicking off the first real talk of the I-word, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and I hand out our awards for Best and also Worst impeachment-related actor to date. Hint: Lotta libertarians among the former, not so many in the latter.

Because that's not fraught enough, the gang also bandy about Hillary Clinton's spectacular contribution to the Democratic gender wars over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), dissect Joe Biden (and conservative) anger-bearing over Big Tech and Section 230, and point out that Sanders is pretty freaking weird because HE'S A SOCIALIST.

Audio production by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.

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Relevant links from the show:

"Trump's Impeachment Trial Will Only Make Us Hate Washington Even More," by Nick Gillespie

"The Case Against the Slippery Slope Case Against Impeachment for 'Abuse of Power,'" by Ilya Somin

"The Impeachment End Game, II," by David Post

"'It Was Never About Corruption': Giuliani Associate Says Trump Was Involved in Ukraine Scandal," by Billy Binion

"By Withholding Funds to Ukraine, Trump Broke the Law," by Peter Suderman

"Justin Amash on Impeachment: Republicans Are Betraying the 'Principles and Values They Once Claimed To Cherish,'" by Billy Binion

"Judge Napolitano: Enough Evidence 'To Justify About Three or Four Articles of Impeachment,'" by Nick Gillespie

"Trump Is Getting Impeached Today. Should His Complaints About the Process Be Taken Seriously?" By Jacob Sullum

"'Constitutional Conservatives' Lose Interest in Holding Trump Accountable," by Matt Welch

"CNN Implicitly Took Elizabeth Warren's Side in the Unproven Sexism Accusation Against Bernie Sanders," by Robby Soave

"Warren Accuses Sanders of Saying a Woman Couldn't Win in 2020," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"Watch the Media Manufacture a Dumb Story About Bernie Sanders and Sexism," by Robby Soave

"Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Fight for Feminist Crown," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"Bill Clinton Accuses Bernie Bros of Sexism. Yes, That Bill Clinton." By Robby Soave

"Politicians Want to Destroy Section 230, the Internet's First Amendment," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Paul Detrick

"No 'Insurrection' or Violence at Virginia Gun Rights Rally," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

What are we consuming this week?

Matt Welch

  • General media panic, specifically about VA gun rights rally

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Nick Gillespie