Minnesota and National Report
As Republican officeholders backpedal and try to distance themselves from twice Impeached and the disgraced Donald J Trump (R) they think people suffer from amnesia. The support for Trump was a support for racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, deceit, lies and insurrection. The flaws of him were always present and still every GOP member embraced him willingly. Every Republican officeholder and voter owes our nation an apology, and assistance in clearing this threat from our shores. Its the Pottery Barn Rule, you broke it you buy it.
America needs to purge the scourge of Trumpism and the blight it has brought to our land. Never again can a person of this ilk ascend to the highest position of office. He sought the overthrow of Congress by advancing the lies he perpetuated about the theft of the election. Because of the belief he held with his supporters they responded to his every word.
Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA28) was right in his closing remarks during the first Impeachment ring true. It is almost prescient to reflect on much of what he said including the ending “But here, right is supposed to matter. It’s what’s made us the greatest nation on earth. No constitution can protect us, right doesn’t matter anymore and you know you can’t trust this President to do what’s right for this country. You can trust he will do what’s right for Donald Trump. He’ll do it now. He’s done it before. He’ll do it for the next several months. He’ll do it in the election if he’s allowed to. This is why if you find him guilty, you must find that he should be removed. Because right matters. Because right matters and the truth matters. Otherwise, we are lost.” And Sen Susan Collins (R-MA) was wrong when she said, “He has learned,” from the first impeachment. This time the difference is she is not up for reelection and might actually vote her conscience this time.
One interesting factor in this vote is the fact, the jury, the Senate, were witnesses to the crime and were the focus of the seditionist horde. The mob sought to hang Vice-President Mike Pence (R) and we understand they were moments away from finding him when the broken into the Senate Chamber.
Now, with the Inauguration only five days away and alert being released for Washington, DC and all fifty State Capitols to prepare for threats against lawmakers across the nation, we must wrestle our country from the grip of these insurrectionists.