Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

We'll See Where This Goes

The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence and prosecutors are now weighing sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the building, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

But wait, there's more:

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.

And there's still more:

Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week.

"There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," Cheney said in a statement announcing her decision.

Maybe, if there was any sign that Trump realized that he had crossed a line, they might still have his back. But Trump has shown no signs of that. McConnell and the rest of the GOP are probably worried that the people with money will stop donating if they don't take affirmative steps to get rid of Trump and that the non-Trumpist Republicans will leave.

As more arrests are made, as it becomes clearer that this was indeed an organized insurrection, the wheels may come off Trumpism as a national force. And certainly, as it may seem more likely, if their leader ends up in legal trouble for the first time in his life.


dinthebeast said...

Word I'm getting is that the senate had the votes for removal and disqualification even before McConnell's announcement. Question now is whether Schumer can get McConnell to agree to the post 9-11 senate rule that allows the senate to be called back into session immediately by the majority and minority leaders, or if McConnell is more focused on sabotaging the incoming Biden administration by remaining in recess until inauguration day and having Biden be the first president since the onset of the cold war to assume office without the national security team in place.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Ten Bears said...

Not quite a day late and a dollar short.

I don't know how it could be more obvious: Mitch the Mole, Manchurian Senator, married to a Communist Chinese Princess. It's a matter of public record, thoroughly documented, uncontroversial, Mitch is a Mole, a Manchurian Senator, married to a Communist Chinese Princess.

Makes Boris and Natasha look like bumbling cartoon characters ...