Catherine Boerner (email@example.com) is President of Boerner Consulting LLC in New Berlin, WI.
As I watched the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, everything about it screamed conflict of interest to me. It doesn’t matter what your political views are. To me, politics is full of conflicts of interest. The whole process, drive, and need to preserve your seat in Congress cloud people’s judgment. Integrity gets compromised. Trade-offs are made to get to a bigger-picture goal. Members are subject to pressure of party loyalty.