WSJ Columnist Thinks Trump’s Impeachment Is Underwhelming

WSJ Columnist Thinks Trump’s Impeachment Is Underwhelming

Despite the fact that President Trump on Wednesday became only the third commander-in-chief to be impeached, one prominent columnist for The Wall Street Journal thinks the whole ordeal was underwhelming, perhaps even forgettable.

Peggy Noonan, appearing on Meet the Press on Sunday, said that while the impeachment of any president is certainly a “grave” matter, in this case it felt especially political and therefore unremarkable.

“By the end of this week, I kind of thought [that] history is going to kind of forget this; it’s not going to remember this as a dramatic moment,” Noonan said. The reason, she explained, was the nearly party line vote and a “split country going in that was a split country going out.”

“There’s a sense that the past week was almost politics by other means and that people experienced it that way,” she added.

Watch the video above, via NBC.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.