Of course you all remember the vision of the attack on our government, with the rampaging mob scrambling in the nation’s capitol and unleashing one of the strangest scenes ever. These were determined people, motivated by passion strong enough to extinguish the fear of a flame. They broke windows, wrecked trappings, ruined furniture, threatened members of the House and Senate as they considered endorsing the election of Joseph Biden as president the United States.
That was their purpose, after all, to disrupt a ceremony that would ratify a vote that had already been approved in each state and in the Congress, too. To what end?
You couldn’t tell. Clearly some of them were hell bent for all kinds of trouble, nothing short of threatening the lives the elected representatives and Senators. They didn’t catch any. But they did kill a policeman, wound many others and sent a shudder through the very heart of our Democracy.
That led to this.
Best read all of it so you can know this matter is being taken seriously. Note, in particular, the final sentences, where President Trump is basically banned from seeking federal office again. That part, I like the best.
“Donald John Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
I would argue that in light of his behavior, we should just turn him over to prosecutors the instant he leaves the White House, but that would simply involve a mob on the other side, more egregious behavior and a further diminishing of the way the system is supposed to work.
We have everything we need already to make this man pay the price.
The House must pass this and then sit on it for a while, perhaps the first 100 days of the new Biden administration.
Then send it to the Senate and use it to keep him from ever holding office again.