When the House votes to impeach Trump, it may be clear this is also a moment of national political tragedy

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Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) why she decided she will vote in favor of impeaching President Trump.”},{“title”:”Salem mayor gives Trump a history lesson”,”duration”:”02:55″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/salem-mayor-kim-driscoll-trump-witch-trials-reaction-ctn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/salem-mayor-kim-driscoll-trump-witch-trials-reaction-ctn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191218015717-salem-mayor-ctn-grab-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/salem-mayor-kim-driscoll-trump-witch-trials-reaction-ctn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Kim Driscoll, the Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, speaks with CNN’s Don Lemon and reacts to President Donald Trump comparing the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to the Salem witch trials. “,”descriptionText”:”Kim Driscoll, the Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, speaks with CNN’s Don Lemon and reacts to President Donald Trump comparing the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to the Salem witch trials. “},{“title”:”Cuomo: Letter is unlike anything I’ve ever seen from Trump”,”duration”:”06:07″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/trump-pelosi-letter-cuomo-reaction-cpt-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/trump-pelosi-letter-cuomo-reaction-cpt-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217213658-cuomo-12172019-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/trump-pelosi-letter-cuomo-reaction-cpt-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Chris Cuomo reacts to President Donald Trump’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the House impeachment vote.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Chris Cuomo reacts to President Donald Trump’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the House impeachment vote.”},{“title”:”Protesters demand removal of Trump on eve of vote”,”duration”:”01:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-protests-elam-ctn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-protests-elam-ctn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217230256-trump-impeachment-protest-new-york-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-protests-elam-ctn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Demonstrators took to the streets around the country, demanding the removal of President Trump on the eve of the House vote on impeachment. Stephanie Elam reports from a rally in Los Angeles. “,”descriptionText”:”Demonstrators took to the streets around the country, demanding the removal of President Trump on the eve of the House vote on impeachment. Stephanie Elam reports from a rally in Los Angeles. “},{“title”:”Cooper: Here’s what Trump’s letter didn’t mention”,”duration”:”04:03″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/trump-pelosi-letter-anderson-cooper-kth-ac360-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/trump-pelosi-letter-anderson-cooper-kth-ac360-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217202922-anderson-cooper-12172019-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/trump-pelosi-letter-anderson-cooper-kth-ac360-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”\u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/anderson-cooper-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>CNN’s Anderson Cooper\u003c/a> reacts to President Donald Trump’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the House impeachment vote.”,”descriptionText”:”\u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/anderson-cooper-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>CNN’s Anderson Cooper\u003c/a> reacts to President Donald Trump’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the House impeachment vote.”},{“title”:”Cuomo explains how Senate won’t be impartial in trial “,”duration”:”03:40″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/senate-oath-impartiality-impeachment-trial-cuomo-closing-argument-cpt-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/senate-oath-impartiality-impeachment-trial-cuomo-closing-argument-cpt-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217232040-cuomo-closing-12-17-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/senate-oath-impartiality-impeachment-trial-cuomo-closing-argument-cpt-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/chris-cuomo-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Chris Cuomo\u003c/a> predicts that the GOP in the Senate will break their oath of impartiality during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/chris-cuomo-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Chris Cuomo\u003c/a> predicts that the GOP in the Senate will break their oath of impartiality during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.”},{“title”:”GOP strategist: Trump hollowed out GOP like a parasite”,”duration”:”01:25″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/republicans-against-trump-pac-rick-wilson-cooper-ac360-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/republicans-against-trump-pac-rick-wilson-cooper-ac360-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217214147-rick-wilson-ac360-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/republicans-against-trump-pac-rick-wilson-cooper-ac360-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”A group of conservative political insiders opposed to President Donald Trump have launched a PAC, named the Lincoln Project, in an effort to thwart his 2020 reelection chances and prevent his congressional allies from winning reelection. “,”descriptionText”:”A group of conservative political insiders opposed to President Donald Trump have launched a PAC, named the Lincoln Project, in an effort to thwart his 2020 reelection chances and prevent his congressional allies from winning reelection. “},{“title”:”Avlon reacts to Trump’s letter: This is unhinged”,”duration”:”00:57″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/17/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-letter-avlon-sot-vpx-nr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/17/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-letter-avlon-sot-vpx-nr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217145154-avlon-nr-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/17/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-letter-avlon-sot-vpx-nr.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”President Donald Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comparing impeachment to the Salem witch trials.”,”descriptionText”:”President Donald Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comparing impeachment to the Salem witch trials.”},{“title”:”CNN correspondent: Trump penned scathing letter to Pelosi”,”duration”:”01:52″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/17/trump-letter-to-pelosi-on-impeachment-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/17/trump-letter-to-pelosi-on-impeachment-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217144609-trump-letter-to-pelosi-on-impeachment-vpx-00000501-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/17/trump-letter-to-pelosi-on-impeachment-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”President Donald Trump wrote a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi protesting and denouncing impeachment in what the letter describes as Trump’s \”strongest and most powerful\” terms. CNN’s Kaitlin Collins reports.”,”descriptionText”:”President Donald Trump wrote a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi protesting and denouncing impeachment in what the letter describes as Trump’s \”strongest and most powerful\” terms. CNN’s Kaitlin Collins reports.”},{“title”:”See Trump’s claim that won him an award “,”duration”:”02:02″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/18/trump-lie-of-the-year-ebof-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/18/trump-lie-of-the-year-ebof-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170611142520-trump-smiling-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/18/trump-lie-of-the-year-ebof-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”\”Lie of the Year\” goes to … who else? Jeanne Moos reports on a Presidential whopper. But which one?”,”descriptionText”:”\”Lie of the Year\” goes to … who else? Jeanne Moos reports on a Presidential whopper. But which one?”},{“title”:”Democrat who may flip to GOP speaks out”,”duration”:”01:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/17/jeff-van-drew-impeachment-democrat-switch-gop-raju-tsr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/17/jeff-van-drew-impeachment-democrat-switch-gop-raju-tsr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217175751-jeff-van-drew-impeachment-democrat-switch-gop-raju-tsr-vpx-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/17/jeff-van-drew-impeachment-democrat-switch-gop-raju-tsr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who has been telling colleagues privately that he plans to switch to the Republican party, speaks to CNN’s Manu Raju.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who has been telling colleagues privately that he plans to switch to the Republican party, speaks to CNN’s Manu Raju.”},{“title”:”Giuliani: Trump is very supportive of my work in Ukraine”,”duration”:”02:14″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/17/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-trump-support-tapper-murray-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/17/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-trump-support-tapper-murray-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191206182200-trump-giuliani-calls-spying-fears-russia-todd-vpx-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/17/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-trump-support-tapper-murray-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”As questions mount from both sides of the aisle as to what Rudy Giuliani has been up to in Ukraine, Giuliani defends his trips to CNN saying President Donald Trump is \”very supportive\” of his continued efforts and that the two men were \”on the same page.\””,”descriptionText”:”As questions mount from both sides of the aisle as to what Rudy Giuliani has been up to in Ukraine, Giuliani defends his trips to CNN saying President Donald Trump is \”very supportive\” of his continued efforts and that the two men were \”on the same page.\””},{“title”:”Trump confidant: Mr. President, please testify”,”duration”:”01:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/17/chris-ruddy-trump-confidant-please-testify-amanpour-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/17/chris-ruddy-trump-confidant-please-testify-amanpour-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217140148-chris-ruddy-amanpour-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/17/chris-ruddy-trump-confidant-please-testify-amanpour-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Newsmax CEO and close confidant of President Trump Chris Ruddy speaks with CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/christiane-amanpour-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Christiane Amanpour\u003c/a> about Trump potentially testifying in a Senate impeachment trial.”,”descriptionText”:”Newsmax CEO and close confidant of President Trump Chris Ruddy speaks with CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/christiane-amanpour-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Christiane Amanpour\u003c/a> about Trump potentially testifying in a Senate impeachment trial.”},{“title”:”Schumer: Mr. President, are you worried?”,”duration”:”01:53″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/12/17/trump-worried-schumer-mcconnell-witnesses-testify-impeachment-trial-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/12/17/trump-worried-schumer-mcconnell-witnesses-testify-impeachment-trial-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191217112247-schumer-floor-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/12/17/trump-worried-schumer-mcconnell-witnesses-testify-impeachment-trial-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. 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