WASHINGTON — D.C. witnessed history Wednesday, as the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump, making him only the third U.S. president to ever be handed the penalty.

But for anyone feeling impeachment fatigue, let's close out this day by getting real.

There will be a lot of talk in the morning on TV -- and in your newsfeeds -- about how an impeachment vote means Washington is broken. 

Let me be clear: it's not.

Congress might be broken -- that depends on your point of view. 

But, can we agree that there's a stark line between the government and the 700,000 people who call Washington home?

We're the motherland of go-go.

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We're the proud home of two championship sports teams.

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We've got a dining scene that rivals other global capitals. 

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And, above all, we are a community full of people who spring into action when our neighbors need a hand up.

So, if you want to say Congress is broken, fine. That's your first amendment right. And tonight, I'm exercising mine.

The District is far from broken, and we need your energy as D.C. begins to write our next great chapter.

How will you join that movement in the new year?

Tweet me your thoughts and ideas: @leslifoster. 

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