This is the thing that depresses me the most. Republicans have already shown they have zero interest in holding Trump accountable. The only people who will do it are the democrats. So that leaves us with several possible scenarios:
1. For some inexplicable reason, the republicans maintain control of the House in 2018. Nothing happens because Party over Country.
2. Somehow the democrats regain the House in 2018 and impeach Trump. The impeachment would stall in the Senate, and suddenly Trump and his supporters will develop a victim complex and become even angrier. How does that bode for the country?
When the people who were angry and stupid enough to vote Trump in the first place have their voice taken away for what they will undoubtedly consider false reasons peddled by "fake news," they are going to be even angrier and stupider. What then?
3. And if impeachment actually succeeds? Who's going to be able to pick those pieces up? Mike Pence?! Puh-leaze. The US is effed for decades to come. It's going to get even worse before it gets better.