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Lock Him Up

Just a few minutes ago, Donald Trump went back to stoking violence (luckily, Twitter removed it and locked his account). Trump has also vowed that he will not leave the White House when his term is constitutionally over.

He needs to go. He should be stripped of the presidency. Now. Not in two weeks. Now.

There are a number of ways this can happen. For example, the National Association of Manufacturers has called on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Next, Trump must be impeached (again) and convicted, and the punishment should be that he not be allowed to run for public office ever again. Even better (yes, in addition), convict him of some of his numerous crimes and throw him in jail. There is no excuse for his lies and sedition.

Finally, I’m not sure how to deal with all the people who enabled Trump. Pence and Mitch McConnell might have broken with Trump today, but they’ve been egging him on for 4 long years. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are worse. I guess it is a good thing that we don’t tar and feather people anymore.

UPDATE: Many people have been wondering why it took so long for the order to be restored at the Capitol. Now we know. It turns out that Trump rebuffed the deployment of the National Guard for hours.


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4 Comments

  1. ebdoug wrote:

    He was sitting watching the invasion on TV, getting his jollies. National Guard would have stopped his fun. I picture him in his little den having the same problem with his zipper that Cunningham has, except he was by himself for the fun.

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:46 am | Permalink
  2. J wrote:

    Many voices from many professions have been warning about this for along time. They’ve been poo-pooed and dismissed as hysterical alarmists all along despite consistently been right.

    Impeach now.

    Convict tomorrow.

    Stop dismissing the Clear and present dangers of widespread far right extremism in the US.

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:32 am | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    When the Mueller report came out Speaker Pelosi said“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,”

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  4. Ray Gergen wrote:

    The coup was a frightful failure.

    His enablers need to face a “Trump Crimes Commission” where they can testify, publicly, as to the righteousness of their cause to destroy the American Republic.

    Hang ’em all!

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:42 am | Permalink

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