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"The impeachment inquiry was only a few hours old when even the hardiest of political junkies began to tune out. They’d read fervently about the closed-door depositions and scanned reams of released transcripts, only to bail when the House hearings arrived in their living rooms and offices, on their TVs and car radios, when the proceedings kicked off Wednesday morning. “I can’t watch this,” said one over the phone. “This is making me sick,” texted another, accompanied by the vomit emoji.

They were hardly alone. Echo chambers across social media reverberated with similar sentiments from both the left and right. Three years of divisive spin, “alternative facts” and partisan thuggery had dulled their senses, dampened their outrage, zapped their zip.

Now they were just — tired. And when it came down to a question of self-preservation versus witnessing history, well, weren’t Clinton and Nixon just impeached?

The collective nausea was no mystery. Americans used to soothing (or stoking) their fears via curated news on their siloed outlet of choice were exposed to the opposition’s argument, unfiltered by Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. It was a shock to the system.

But Wednesday’s hearings also represented the fourth formal effort to unseat an American president since the office was established, the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump — and perhaps the only time “constitutional crisis” felt like “business as usual.” (More)
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