That was a nice approach.
Part of the Repubilcan strategy is to position onseself such that if a coup does eventually occur, one is on the "good" side of that coup. I think the 43 senators have covered both democracy and facism reasonably well. Well played, indeed.
Good strategy to prevent a coup. Take Mr. Trump through as many courtrooms as possible. Keep him distracted with civil and criminal cases and lawyer bills. Hold indepth inquiries building on the evidence in the impeachment hearings. There is no political downside (for the D's and civil service) when he calls "witchunt" any more.