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7 Jan, 8 tweets, 2 min read
@AliVelshi @JoeNBC @KatyTurNBC
Questions about consequences and accountability

1. What do we want to accomplish with it?
- prevention of future occurances?
- punishment?
-,public shame?
- suffering?
- clear the path for unity?
2. Who are we talking about?
- Trump
- GOP members of Cong
- Trump staff, cabinet?
- media?
To achieve rhe goals we have to analyze the options to see if they will achieve the goals. The analysis also has to consider possible negative consequences that may make it harder to achieve all of the goals ?
I'm suggesting a particular approach or restricting the options.what follows are examples of the analysi
1. What is the goal and the order of priorities
- prevention of future danger
-impeachment - restricts Trump's future political activity
- l
3 Who - with impeachment only Trump it prevents future activities
-will not hold anyone accountable
-punishment? At this point impeach has limited punishment

Factors to consider;
- if he is acquitted again does it send the message he is untouchable?
- if the focus is only on Trump will it make him the center of media coverage, taking attention from the Biden admin
- will it create sympathy
- are there other options?
- does the importance of this goal outweigh potential damage?
I don't have answers. I am concerned that we talk about accountability without defining it or considering whether the solutions achieve the goals?
No matter what we do it will be hard. With the pandemic raging and a new administration we have to make sure we don't sacrifice the good for the immediate feeling of being powerless and relief of the very real pain and anger.

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