I no longer see the need to say “quid pro pro”. This went beyond that, to a bribe.
Bribery is specifically called out in the Constitution as a removal from office is the appropriate remedy offense.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Republicans, of course, are pretending there’s some new definition of all those words, because bribery isn’t supposed to be impeachable.
Criminals protect criminals.
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