Do you know what one of my mottos is? Believe the actions, not the words. Words are cheap.
Our democracy was just attacked. This is indisputable by sane people. (So if you're reading this and are tempted to dispute it, you know how I'm classifying you.)
The Congress took the brunt of the attack. They were there and they watched the entire thing unfold. Before their very eyes.
Now. What is the purpose of the hearings during an impeachment? The REASON for them? To put the evidence in front of the Congress so that it can be assessed and evaluated.
Hence, logically, if there is NO NEED for this phase, because every Congress member is an eye witness to the entire thing. There is no need for any presentation of evidence. It's already there in their brains.
And so - they can vote IMMEDIATELY. "Everyone has seen the same thing. So - I call for impeachment. Yea or nay?" That's all that's required.
However, the Congress, rather than doing this, has chosen to recess. To leave. To go home.
"Mr. Roosevelt, the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor! What should we do?" "Listen, I'm scheduled for a one week stay in the Bahamas - this will have to wait until I get back."
"Hitler has invaded Poland!" "Wow, that's really unfortunate", answers the world, "but I've just come off a vacation and need another. Call me in a week."
Ridiculous, right? You don't respond to a direct attack by a vicious enemy by going home and opening a bottle of cabernet.
And yet ... they did. So - interpret the actions, not the words. Does Pelosi actually care about impeachment? Does Lindsey Graham actually think "enough is enough"? Or is it all a show put on for our "benefit"?
If you pay attention to the actions and not the words, the answer seems distressingly clear.