I’m still in shock at the Trump-incited storming of the US Capitol yesterday. Treason. Sedition. Insurrection. Pick one because you can make a case for it.
The claims from our right wing friends that Antifa was part of this is just plain nonsense. For the Trumpers out there who got inside offices and inside the House and Senate chambers and took selfies and livestreamed the events, posting on Parler, Twitter and other social media platforms should make it easy for law enforcement to make more arrests than the 15 they did Wednesday.
These actions call for consequences. One protester has already been fired from his employer in Maryland. Facebook and Instagram have banned President Trump for their platforms for the next two weeks and possibly longer. Twitter blocked Trump for 12 hours yesterday and should ban him permanently from the platform after January 20 where he’ll move to Parler.
Crimes were committed. By hundreds of people, encouraged by the outgoing commander-in-chief. There’s a draft for an immediate impeachment and removal, and if the Twitter buzz is correct, Vice President Pence has called a cabinet meeting — possible to discuss removing the President via the 25th amendment.
Aside from broken windows, doors and furniture, federal information technology workers are going to be spending a fortune on running security scans, sweeping offices for listening/video devices, checking for malware and keyloggers. The security at the Capitol is equipped with facial recognition software that will get a workout from the Justice Department under AG-nominee Merrick Garland.
It’s time to hold President Trump accountable. If he’s not, let’s start saying only the president is above the law instead of no one is above the law.
I reached out to the OC GOP last night for a comment on what happened in DC Wednesday. So far, crickets. What a shame.
Breaking. Here is their comment: “Statement on the Unrest in Washington, D.C.