The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday denounced the “nakedly partisan” House Democrat-led effort to impeach President Donald Trump in a front-page article.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Washington Bureau Chief and political reporter Craig Gilbert recalled his coverage of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, noting he described it as “nakedly partisan,” “rhetorically vicious,” and “procedurally addled.”
Gilbert wrote the same words applied to the impeachment process against President Trump.
“The Trump impeachment carries broad rhetorical echoes of the Clinton impeachment. It features similar arguments about the virtues and perils of impeaching a president, but with the parties reversing roles, each side adopting the same words, logic, and even metaphors used by the other side two decades ago,” he wrote.
striking to me how much the Trump impeachment debate in the House mimicked the rhetoric/arguments in Clinton impeachment debate (with the parties reversing roles). bigger differences on Senate side, which looks far more openly partisan than 20 yrs agohttps://t.co/UBeQNFJ6On
— Craig Gilbert (@WisVoter) December 23, 2019