Impeaching a president is the most consequential thing our Congress can do — other than declaring war. So, after great consideration, I say: President Donald Trump not only should be impeached, he must be impeached if America's democracy is to remain intact.
Why? Because the facts here are not in doubt — indeed, Trump's allies in the media and Congress have largely given up disputing them: Trump held up congressionally directed taxpayer funding to strengthen Ukraine's military against Russia until the new Ukrainian president agreed to do what Trump called a "favor" — announce that Ukraine was investigating Trump's most likely opponent in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, and his son, who was involved with a Ukrainian gas company. Trump apparently thought that just the announcement of such an investigation would kill Biden's campaign in its crib.