Impeachment wasn’t followed by conviction. None of the congressional Republicans who cosseted the election conspiracy theories that inspired the Capitol sedition have resigned from office. It’s not clear what, if anything, will come of congressional investigations into the events of that day. But there is one accountability tool which is dividing bone from marrow, wheat from chaff, sheep from goats, Fox News and Newsmax from Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow guy.
That tool is defamation lawsuits. Two voting machine companies, Dominion and Smartmatic, feature prominently in the fevered tales of rigged vote results circulating among former President Donald Trump’s supporters and friendly media outlets since Election Day.