⚜️ Happy Fat Tuesday — or, for Jon Meacham, Shrove Tuesday.
- Today's Smart Brevity™ count: 1,162 words ... 4½ minutes.
⚡ Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell further explains his "acquit" vote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed (subscription): "Jan. 6 was a shameful day. ... There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility."
- "But impeachment is not some final moral tribunal. It is a specific tool with a narrow purpose: restraining government officers. The instant Donald Trump ceased being the president, he exited the Senate’s jurisdiction."