As I understand the kabuki theater that has become the Congress, soon we will be treated to the drama of yet another impeachment trial that has no chance of arriving at conviction.
As I understand the process (and I am not an attorney, although I do have a working knowledge of the English language), the only penalty is removal from office, and n this case, the defendant is not a public officer of the United States. Hence, he is a private citizen and cannot be removed from office.
Alan Dershowitz, a noted constitutional scholar, says that the Senate lacks jurisdiction in this case.
So, the question is: What will John Roberts do? Will he shatter the dignity of the US Supreme Court by participating in this farce, or will he follow the plain language of the Constitution?
This may be interesting to watch.