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Prosecute the Trump mob to the fullest extent of the law
Jan. 6, 2021, will forever be remembered
alongside Dec. 7, 1941, and Sept. 11, 2001,
as a “day of infamy” which saw our nation
attacked by those who seek to destroy the
American way of life.
Th e most hurtful aspect is that our
attackers this time were not from a foreign
power. It was a band of crazed supporters
of outgoing President Donald Trump who
stormed the U.S. Capitol — the heart of
our 244-year-old democracy — and interrupted
Congress’ duty of recording the
electoral vote tally.
Th ese marauders overcame the U.S. Capitol
Police and breached the building. Th ey sent
the House and Senate members into hiding.
Th ey attacked police offi cers and intimidated
Capitol employees. Th ey occupied the Senate
chamber briefl y. Th e National Guard had to
be called in to get them out. Shots were fi red.
One of the thugs even planted an improvised
Th ere is no second side to this story; it is
all squarely on one side. “Whataboutism”
also doesn’t apply here; the supporters of
Hillary Clinton or Al Gore never resorted
to such depths.
Trump instigated this mob for weeks
with false claims of voter fraud because
he cannot handle the fact that he lost the
election, fair and square, to Presidentelect
Joe Biden. Right-wing media parroted
and infl amed Trump’s rhetoric
and ginned up the base even further.
Ambitious “Republican” politicians egged
them on further by seeking to legitimize
the rhetoric as they picked their pockets
for more campaign cash.
Th ousands of Trump disciples, looking
upon him with a warped messianic
view, converged upon Washington on
Wednesday ready for a fi ght. Aft er a rally
in which Trump acolytes fed them more
lies, more disinformation, more hate and
more rhetoric, the outgoing president of
the United States himself stepped up to
“You don’t concede when there’s theft
involved,” Trump said, continuing his
delusional lie about the election. “Our
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country has had enough and we will not
take it anymore.”
Trump lit the match and the fi re caught.
Th e scene that followed brought fear,
shame and horror to all real Americans
who truly respect the rule of law, and the
will of people in elections.
Despite their goals of interrupting our
democracy and thwarting the transfer of
power, Trump and his fascist mob ultimately
failed in the end. Congress was
not stopped from fulfi lling its constitutional
obligations and Biden’s victory was
certifi ed, clearing the way for him and
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to
take offi ce on Jan. 20.
Th ose responsible for this outrageous
attack on our country must be brought to
justice — to the fullest extent of the law.
We’re not just talking about the thugs
who attacked our Capitol; they can and
should be tried and convicted for their
crimes, and thrown in prison. Th ey
should be given no safe harbor.
Trump himself must be impeached and
removed from offi ce; don’t wait until Jan.
20. He alone is responsible for bringing
about this American carnage with his
words, his tweets, his narcissism, his fascism,
his anti-Americanism, his inability
to do anything of decency.
Trump must go, and be disqualifi ed
from ever serving public offi ce again
— and Democrats and pro-democracy
Republicans must unite to get this done.
Congress must also root out the Trump
disciples from within. Missouri Senator
Josh Hawley and Texas Senator Ted Cruz,
who sought to legitimize Trump’s election
fraud claims by organizing objections
to the electoral vote certifi cation,
must resign from offi ce or be expelled
from the Senate.
Th eir collaborators in the House and
Senate should face censure or expulsion
Th ose responsible for this attack must
be brought to justice and held to account.
It is no longer about the election; it is
about the survival of democracy itself.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump clash with police offi cers in front of the U.S. Capitol
Building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.
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