At the conclusion of the American Revolution, when King George III of Great Britain heard that General George Washington would resign his commission to a powerless Congress, he reportedly told the American painter Benjamin West: "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."
Years later, Washington willingly gave up power again when he left the presidency after only two terms, even though there was at that time no constitutional barrier to him serving as many terms as he wanted, or, more properly, as many terms as the people would be willing to give him. In his case, of course, that probably would have been as many terms as he wanted.
George Washington set the example for the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America, an example that has been followed perfectly for more than two centuries.
Until Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is nothing like George Washington. In fact, he is the exact opposite of George Washington.
It's crystal clear that Donald Trump was willing to do literally anything, up to and including the unleashing of a violent insurrectionist mob on the Congress of the United States during the conclusion of the presidential electoral process, to prevent the peaceful transfer of the power of the presidency to the candidate who clearly defeated him in the 2020 election, Joseph Biden.
Donald Trump is not the greatest man in the world. In fact, he is the worst man in the world. He is the worst man, by far, to ever step foot onto the public stage in America. No one else is even close.
The Senate must convict Donald Trump and block him from ever holding any public office ever again. It's absolutely necessary.
If the Republicans refuse once again to uphold their oaths and convict Trump, they will go down in history as feckless, unprincipled, oath-breaking fools - like Trump, utterly unworthy of their high offices.