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Impeachment is rare. Republicans' histrionics are historic.; This impeachment is historic. But it seems more like an extension of politics as usual.

Dec 13, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

"Today is an historic day," CNN reported Thursday.

"Historic day on Capitol Hill," agreed CBS.

"Historic," MSNBC concurred.

They were off by a syllable. History would have to wait. This was a day was for histrionics.

Both sides had planned to wrap up the impeachment debate in the House Judiciary Committee by about 5 p.m., allowing Republicans to attend a White House Christmas party. Lisa Collins, wife of ranking Republican member Doug Collins (Ga.), wore sequined red holi...