nation is under siege by our deranged President, Donald J. Trump.
January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy as has December 7,
1941, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, which led America to enter
World War II. It has become abundantly clear that Trump is who we
have always thought he is: an autocratic menace to the principles of
of his fellow Republicans led by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Ted Cruz
(R-TX), and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) and more than half of
the Congressional Republican caucus aided Trump in his sedition.
Donald Trump has tapped into the virulent xenophobic strands of
American populism which he has stoked since he announced his run for
the presidency in 2015.
attempt to pull a coup
on our representative government is failing because Trump crossed a
political line that even his most ardent supporter, Rep. Liz Cheney,
could not support. As the third ranking member of the House
Republican conference, she has declared her vote for the second Trump
impeachment put forth by House Democrats.
current Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, in private
concluded that President Trump committed impeachable offenses and
believes that Democrats’ move to impeach him will make it
easier to purge Mr. Trump from the party …”
Pennsylvania lawyer, Jerome Marcus, who represented the Trump
campaign in one of its early baseless election challenges, told a
federal judge last Thursday that “(his)
client has used the lawyer’s services to perpetrate a crime,”
the day after a mob of Trump supporters turned violent and stormed
the U.S. Capitol Building. The rats are abandoning the rapidly
sinking Trump ship of state.
also said that Trump had used his filing and other court cases to
incite the violence, specifically referring to Wednesday’s
riots by pro-Trump supporters perpetrated on the Capitol. Rioters
overwhelmed the Capitol Police Force (CPF) during the attack. There
is emerging evidence that the seditionists had a fifth column inside
the CPF ranks to facilitate the demonstrators’ access to the
Capitol and to specific Congressional offices, including that of
CPF officers showed singular acts of heroism during the attempted
takeover of the federal government. BRIAN SICKNICK, a White police
officer, gave his life preventing access to the Capitol when he was
clubbed to death with a fire extinguisher by the marauding mob.
EUGENE GODMAN, a Black officer, deftly led the insurgents away from
an unlocked door to the Senate chamber that could have resulted in
mass murder. These two men faced down domestic anarchy.
Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has placed Cuba on the list of state
sponsors of terrorism, along with Iran and North Korea, which
security experts have labeled a lie. At the same time, Pompeo has
ignored the antics of his boss, Donald Trump, a prominent state
sponsor of domestic terrorism who is intent on leading our democracy
to ruin. This is Pompeo’s craven attempt to endear himself to
Florida’s Cuban community as he prepares to make a run for
President in 2024. But his ardent support of Donald Trump is likely
to doom his chances as it is doing for his most prominent erstwhile
opponents, Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz.
is fading quickly because of his un-endorsement by Missouri’s
largest newspaper, the Kansas
in a scathing editorial. In addition, his benefactor and major
backer, former Missouri Senator, Pete Danforth, accused his protégé
of sparking the insurrection. Danforth said, “Hawley’s
role in championing outgoing President Donald Trump’s
effort to contest President-elect Joe Biden’s
Electoral College victory based on conspiracy theories, which helped
turn Capitol Hill into a powder keg, should disqualify him from a
future White House run.
thought he was special. And I did my best to encourage people to
support him both for attorney general and later the U.S. Senate and
it was the biggest mistake I’ve
ever made in my life.”
and his merry band of insurgents have sparked actual and proposed
attacks against democracy and minority citizens across the country.
All 50 state capitals are being fortified against threatened attacks,
and the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York City has become a target
hold on to power, Trump seems to be determined to recreate a modern
day Kristallnacht, a 1938 Hitler-led attack on Germany’s Jewish
community, which was a precursor to the shameful Holocaust a few
years later. Domestic terrorists and White supremacist groups across
the country have been emboldened by Trump to act out their basest
instincts which could lead to a national Armageddon.
J. Trump is an evil cancer in American democracy that must be removed
from office post haste. January 20, 2021 could be too late to let him
leave because his term will end. Given his pathology, he is unlikely
to leave quietly, and we must prepare for the worst even if we
successfully impeach him.
Trump has taken no responsibility for the riot he fomented. While
making remarks in Alamo, Texas to celebrate his building of the wall
last Tuesday, he threatened Speaker Pelosi and Democrats again by
saying that the impeachment was “…a
continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the
history of our country and is causing tremendous anger, and division
and pain. Far greater than most people will ever understand. Which is
very dangerous for the USA, especially at this very tender time
will not go away on his own. He must be removed!