Seeds of discontent are growing in both the United States and in Puerto Rico. But while a democratic revolution blooms in the streets of Puerto Rico and produces real results — the governor finally agreed to resign — no equivalent appears on the horizon in the U.S.
Indeed, many Democrats and critics of the Trump presidency put their faith in Robert Mueller’s investigation to achieve justice. Yet while the investigation produced indictments and damning evidence against the president, without the political will to initiate impeachment hearings, it is unlikely to create political change or provide accountability. Those tuning into Mueller’s testimony this week to see democracy in action should have looked to Puerto Rico instead.