History Has Its Eyes on You, Senate, and if You Don't Know, Now You Know

tags: impeachment, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr

Jammie Stiehm is a Creators Syndicate Washington columnist and public speaker on national politics and American history.

Aaron Burr famously foresaw it all, in the room where it happens one winter day in 2020: the Senate chamber.

The impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump happens here. The jury is 100 silent senators. We witness the trial in the press gallery. Things swerved when Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz entered the drama to defend Trump, amid a startling new account by John Bolton, his former national security adviser. 

Men once wept hearing Burr declare American democracy depends upon the Senate. He was vice president then. Now, I might add, much depends upon the verdict the Senate reaches on a president who would be king. 

Burr and rival Alexander Hamilton were Revolutionary War heroes when they were young, riding into battle against a king's soldiers.

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