Impeachment and the Judgment of History

If you followed much of the impeachment debate on the House floor yesterday, you will have heard many members invoke the judgment of history. On both sides of the aisle, our elected representatives appear to believe history will vindicate them. Who is right?

The parties don’t really dispute the facts surrounding Donald Trump’s impeachment. Rather, they differ in their interpretation of those facts. And since interpretation is a matter of filtering events through a particular worldview, the question of who will be vindicated by history can be restated as a…