complicity of the Capitol Police cannot be ignored. Trump has made law enforcement people
throughout the country believe he is one with them, a ‘law and order’ president. That is why they treated the insurrectionists
with kid gloves. And law enforcement
agencies throughout the nation must be examined to see how deeply the Trumpian
cancer has involved them.
It is clear that Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, along with the President, should be prosecuted. If I lived in Texas or Missouri, I would be active in recall movements today for both Senators. Inciting a deadly riot and violating the Capitol building are crimes. And does Lindsey Graham, after almost four years of being an enabler, get off the hook by saying "enough is enough."? And similar last-minute conversions from other Trump enablers should not be taken seriously.
I watched Fox last
night. These people are diseased. I heard Congressman Matt Gaetz say
the only reason the Democrats were considering impeachment was to hold their
Party together, which he claimed is about to fall apart. He looked to Jim
Jordan as a savior. At a minimum, these people should be disowned by the
national and local Republican Parties. Let those that don’t end up in
prisons run as "Insurrectionists."
If this doesn’t
happen, if prosecution of Senators Hawley and Cruz, and the insurrection
leaders in the House, and of course, the President, the inciters of the
criminal rioting, does not proceed, THEY WILL HAVE WON. There must not be compromise
with them. Repeated compromises with
Southern slave-holding States did not prevent the Civil War from eventually
occurring. To prevent another one,
insurrection must be nipped in the bud, and that means arrest and prosecution
without fear of any reaction by Trump’s seditious base.
As with cancer, the time for real "healing" can only start once the malignacy is removed.
JL* * * *