At its most elementary stage, 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, remains 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 dealing with ferocious criticism and, in some instances, formal reprimands from their Republican constituents.