Ex-Ethics Chief Gives Republicans A Much-Needed Lesson In Democracy

Walter Shaub imagined trying to explain democracy to someone who showed up to watch Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial.

Walter Shaub on Tuesday night used a lengthy Twitter thread to attempt to make sense of the GOP-controlled Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal.

The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics used 16 posts to imagine “trying to explain democracy to someone who showed up at today’s trial with no knowledge of democracy except for (President Abraham) Lincoln’s quote about a ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people.’”

Shaub served under former President Barack Obama and resigned six months into Trump’s presidency. He has since become a vocal critic of the Trump administration.

“What they witnessed might raise a few questions,” he said.

Check out the full thread here: