On the Morning of January 6, Führer Donald Trump spoke to thousands of his upset and angry supporters in Washington, DC in front of the White House before the Congress was to schedule to accept the electoral college vote as mandated by the United States Constitution.
As usual, Trump’s speech was inflammatory and full of lies. Trump told the crowd that the election had been “rigged” by “radical democrats” and the “fake news media” and he said in part:
“We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. … Our country has had enough. We’re not going to take it anymore.”
Not at all surprising, Trump stoked his followers to take action and head to capitol hill to protest and said:
“And after this, we’re going to walk down there, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down … to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. … And we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.”
“You’re the real people. You’re the people that built this nation. You’re not the people that tore down this nation.”
“Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy.”
NOVEMBER 3RD ELECTION WAS THE MOST SECURE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
On November 12, The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a statement regarding the 2020 Presidential election and said:
“… The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. … There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised. … While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections …”
The link to the full statement is here:
The actions and demands of all the Republican lawmakers who objected to the electoral college votes are tied directly to President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was rigged and the election was stolen from him in the key battleground states that voted for Biden.
Over 60 federal lawsuits file by the Trump campaign challenging the state election have been dismissed and thrown out of court because there was virtually no evidence of election fraud. Election officials from all the battleground states, the Electoral College, the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the US Supreme Court have found virtually no evidence of election fraud.
STORMING THE CAPITOL
Soon after Trump spoke, supporters believing all Trumps lies that the election was rigged went to the United States Capitol to protest. The Congress had already begun the process of counting and certifying the electoral college vote. A mob was able to breach security and successfully enter the building, where one person was shot and later died.
Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they engaged with officers in full riot gear, some calling the officers “traitors” for doing their jobs. About 90 minutes later, police said demonstrators got into the building and the doors to the House and Senate were being locked. Shortly after, the House floor was evacuated by police. Vice President Mike Pence was also evacuated from the chamber, he was to perform his role in the counting of electoral votes.
An armed standoff took place at the House Chamber front door. Capitol police officers had guns drawn pointing at someone who looking through the chamber’s broken glass window and who was trying to breach the door of the chamber. Afte gaining access to the Chamber, a Trump supporter sat in the chair of the Senate President located on the Senate dais. Other protesters gained access to house offices. One insurgent was photo graphed stealing the podium from the House of Representatives chamber floor.
Smoke grenades were used on the Senate side of the Capitol as police worked to clear the building of rioters. Windows on the west side of the Senate were broken, and hundreds of officers amassed on the first floor of the building.
The protesters first breached exterior security barriers, and video footage showed protesters gathering and some clashing with police near the Capitol building. A number of protesters climbed up the side of the Capitol building to gain access. Windows were broken to gain access. Protesters roamed the interior of the building and went to the House Chamber.
Protesters pushed against metal fences and police using the fences to push protesters back, while other officers reached over the top to club people trying to cross their lines.
After the building was breached, the Capitol police officer in the House chamber told lawmakers that they may need to duck under their chairs and informed lawmakers that protesters were in the building’s Rotunda. House members were seen wearing gas masks as they move between Capitol buildings.
Congressional leaders were evacuated from the Capitol complex and taken to Fort McNair, a nearby Army base in Washington.
A woman is dead after being shot in the chest on the Capitol grounds, DC police confirmed to CNN. More information on the shooting was not immediately available and a police spokesperson said additional details will come later.
The display of insurrection was the first time the US Capitol had been overrun since the British attacked and burned the US Capital building during the War of 1812.
CONGRESS RETURNS TO WORK AND CERTIFIES BIDEN 46 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Within 7 hours after protestors took over the Capitol building and after they were evacuated from the building, the Congress returned to work to certify the election of Joe Biden. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the congressional leadership wanted to continue by saying:
“Today, a shameful assault was made on our democracy. It was anointed at the highest level of government. It cannot, however, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden. … To that end, in consultation with Leader Hoyer and Whip Clyburn and after calls to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the Vice President, we have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use. Leader Hoyer will be sending out more guidance later today.”
Senate Republicans who planned to object to the election in multiple states Biden won withdraw their objections. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor:
“United States Senate will not be intimidated. We will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs, mobs or threats. … We will certify the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
After Congress finally certified President Biden’s election in the early morning hours of February 7, Führer Trump said:
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.”
Führer Trump’s statement was posted to Twitter by aides after his personal account was locked by TWITTER for posting messages that appeared to justify the assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy.
COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS
It is clear that Trump is the first fascist ever elected President of the United States who put himself above the law and his own country and who has no respect for our constitution nor free elections.
Trumps strongest and closest allies and supporters need to come to their senses and the realization that Trump is a traitor to his own country, to them, to all of us and to our democracy. Attempting to set aside the vote of the American people was an attempt to undermine our very democracy. It was a coup d’é·tat that failed. The same goes for the clown car full of the Republican House and Senate members who initially sought to seek to set aside the 2020 victory of Joe Biden by voting not to certify the electoral college vote. Their conduct likewise is nothing less than in insurrection or rebellion against the United States and are democratic form of government. They too should be removed from office.
What happened in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, and the images of what happened are indeed another “day of infamy”, such as Pearl Harbor, that will no doubt be remembered for decades to come. Pearl Harbor was an attack on our country by a foreign enemy that started World War II.
What is shameful and disgusting is that what unfolded on January 6 was an attack on our country, our very democracy, by an elected President of the United States who lost his election for a second term and then attempted a COUP D’É·TAT of his successor who won not only the electoral college vote but the popular vote.
Fascist Trump needs to be immediately removed from office by his cabinet as allowed by the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution. If not, the United States House of Representatives need to Impeach him one again and the United States Senate need to vote to convict so that Trump can be removed from office, lose his lifetime pension of $200,000, his $1 Million in yearly travel expenses, and with a covicton he would be unable to run for any office again in the United States.
Best wishes to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
A quick review of the law is in order:
The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution provides in part:
“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same … .”
The federal law against seditious conspiracy can be found in Title 18, U.S.C. § 2384. The federal law includes treason, rebellion, and similar offenses. According to the statutory definition of sedition, it is a crime for two or more people within the jurisdiction of the United States:
• To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;
• To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States;
… . “
Under the federal criminal law, rebellion or insurrection is also a felony and the federal law provides:
“Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
18 U.S. Code § 2384 entitled Seditious Conspiracy provides:
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.