Those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 should be held fully responsible for their actions and prosecuted as such.

Whether the voices in their head told them to ransack the place, or that’s what they believe President Trump ordered them to do and they just so happened to already be armed and storming the gates.

But impeachment managers are weaving quite the conspiracy to suggest Trump began inciting that riot as far back as May, and that he is solely responsible for what happened that day.

And don’t you know the lawyers of all those involved in the actual riots are probably chomping at the bit to glom onto that defense.

“It’s not our client’s fault, your honor, Trump made him do it.”

It’s ironic that Democrats like U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper think the impeachment trial is necessary to uphold democracy, freedom and the American way.

Because every country around the globe is watching us make a fool out of democracy, freedom, and the American way.

The U.S. is in the middle of a pandemic, our economy is collapsing, our people are angry, and our politicians are putting on a show so they can grandstand for two weeks.

Meanwhile, it looks like Hickenlooper woke up Wednesday morning just long enough to tweet about what he slept through yesterday.

At this rate, Hickenlooper should be ready to cast his vote on impeachment at least three days after the trial is over and Trump is already acquitted.