Condoning the unthinkable

It's absolutely breathtaking that the Republican Party is labeling the events of January 6, 2021 "legitimate political discourse," and punishing party members who dare to join in investigating what happened.

Here are the facts:

On January 6, 2021, a mob of 2,000-2,500 supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. They sought to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes that would formalize President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The Capitol Complex was locked down and lawmakers and staff were evacuated as rioters assaulted law enforcement officers, vandalized property, and occupied the building for several hours. Five people died either shortly before, during, or following the event: one was shot by Capitol Police, another died of a drug overdose, and three died of natural causes. Many people were injured, including 138 police officers. Four officers who responded to the attack died by suicide within seven months.


One officer lost the tip of his right index finger. Others were smashed in the head with baseball bats, flag poles and pipes. Another lost consciousness after rioters used a metal barrier to push her into stairs as they tried to reach the Capitol steps during the assault on Jan. 6....

The Capitol assault resulted in one of the worst days of injuries for law enforcement in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. About 140 officers — 73 from the Capitol Police and 65 from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington — were injured, the departments have said. They ranged from bruises and lacerations to more serious damage such as concussions, rib fractures, burns and even a mild heart attack. 

It was bad enough that the Republicans subjected this country, and the world, to the reign of Orange Caligula.

It is bad enough that they are continuing to subject this country, and the world, to him.

But to use the phrase "legitinate political discourse" in any way connected to last year's insurrection is treasonous.

You must never forget. You must never vote for a Republican for anything, ever, ever again. Do not even think about it.


  1. C'mon Donald, as former Commander in Chief you know that Pelosi has no authority over the National Guard.


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