So you know, it wasn't just Republicans. This week, We heard members of both
Whether to impeach President Trump for inciting a violent insurrection at the U. S. Capitol, many Republicans used those same words to argue against impeachment. Here's Republican House member Ronny Jackson. It is clear now, more than ever that our country needs to come together and Congress this Congress needs to lead by example, and begin the process of healing the deep division that exist among us as Americans. The articles before us today will not accomplish that. In speeches on the House floor, many members of Congress quoted Abraham Lincoln here's Republican whip, Steve Scalise, citing Lincoln's second inaugural address with malice toward none. With charity for all Let us strive on to finish the work. We are in To bind up the nation's wounds. The ideas of national unity and accountability have often been in conflict with one another throughout American history. And to talk about that tension. We're joined now. By Eric Phoner. He's a professor of history at Columbia University. Welcome. Yes. Nice to talk to you. So you know, it wasn't just Republicans. This week, We heard members of both parties quoting Abraham Lincoln enjoys. What does that tell you about how politicians view this moment? We're living in right now.