Thursday, January 7, 2021

OUT OF OUR MINDS (Whitey, Armed, Vandalizes the U.S. Capitol, 1/6/21) ~


A tree only dies from the top

— Simone Weil

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House chamber at the US Capitol. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP
Credit...J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

Richard Bigo Barnett, 60, from Gravette, Ark.
Feet up in Speaker Pelosi's office

"I like a look of agony
Because I know it's true"

~Emily Dickinson

Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott called on President Donald Trump to "resign or be removed from office" for inciting Wednesday's riot at the U.S. Capitol.  In a statement released Wednesday evening, Scott accused the president of blatantly  trying to spark an "insurrection." 

Saying Donald Trump has "betrayed our national security" and will do so again, Rep. Adam Schiff used his closing arguments in the president's impeachment trial on Monday to urge the Senate to take a stand against "a man without character."

"We must say enough — enough! He has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again," Schiff, D-Calif., told the Senate. "He has compromised our elections, and he will do so again. You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What's right matters even less, and decency matters not at all."

February 3, 2020

Trump Is to Blame for Capitol Attack

The president incited his followers to violence. There must be consequences.

The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom.

The New York Times January 6, 2021

"The president needs to be held accountable — through impeachment proceedings or criminal prosecution — and the same goes for his supporters who carried out the violence. In time, there should be an investigation of the failure of the Capitol Police to prepare for an attack that was announced and planned in public."

The New York Times January 6, 2021

"No one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible for Wednesday’s coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol than one Joshua David Hawley, the 41-year-old junior senator from Missouri, who put out a fundraising appeal while the siege was underway."

- Kansas City Star 1/6/21

an inside job. . .