The Dems can only be accused of wasting time if they believed that the “jury” was rigged to the extent that it was. Regardless, an historical record had to be created so that those in the future know how corrupt one man given power, with a minority of the popular vote, could be and the extent he would go to try to keep that power.
The future USA will know how fragile our government was, the sickness that has spread in the country and the willingness of the ignorant to drink more of the kool-aid. The 118th Congress now has its chickens coming home to roost. The only silver lining is that they will be highly dysfunctional and unable to do anything for two years.