The Senate’s refusal to uphold their oath and take these charges seriously will set Trump up as a virtual dictator. The message being that Congress refuses it’s responsibility as an independent body to hold the President accountable. And Trump being Trump will continue to expand his abuse of power. Those of us who care need to recognize the crisis that is unfolding and become more engaged. Call your senators— pick up the telephone and call. Make an appointment to meet with them. Attend their community meetings. Block the halls of the senate. We have a right to have our concerns taken seriously.