At its most elementary degree, it is a win for the previous president. He’s nonetheless eligible to run for president once more in 2024, if he so chooses. His base, by all indications, continues to be largely intact. Each within the Home of Representatives and within the Senate, most Republican officeholders opposed the impeachment proceedings. Those that broke ranks are already going through ferocious criticism and, in some circumstances, formal reprimands from their Republican constituents.