Trump posted this to Twitter just now. Twitter immediately locked it down due to a “risk of violence.” (Update: Apparently Twitter removed the tweet entirely. There are, of course, screenshots galore.)
These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!
An obviously angry and shaken John Aravosis “quote tweeted” it (you can’t like it, retweet it, or reply to it due to the aforementioned Twitter restrictions) his response:
Trump just defended the violent takeover of the US Capitol today by insurrectionists. The man needs to be removed from office immediately, or the republican party it’s a party of domestic terrorists. https://t.co/2CKLIrzLnX
— John Aravosis ?????️? (@aravosis) January 6, 2021
Trump just defended the violent takeover of the US Capitol today by insurrectionists. The man needs to be removed from office immediately, or the republican party it’s [sic] a party of domestic terrorists.
Aravosis is right. Pence needs to invoke the 25th Amendment right now. Congress needs to impeach him, right now.
But Aravosis got one thing partially wrong. The GOP IS a party of domestic terrorists. Today just proved that. It did not change what they are. They are now and forever the party of domestic terrorism.
Rudy Giuliani also supports the terrorists. He tweeted:
To all those patriots challenging the fraudulent election ,
POTUS wants you to EXPRESS YOUR OPINION PEACEFULLY,
We are the law and order party,
You are on the right side of the law and history.
Act with respect for all.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) January 6, 2021
To all those patriots challenging the fraudulent election, POTUS wants you to EXPRESS YOUR OPINION PEACEFULLY. We are the law and order party. You are on the right side of the law and history. Act with respect for all.
My Facebook friend, author David Gerrold, wrote earlier today that Trump “crossed the Rubicon” by inciting the terrorist attack on the Capitol Building.
He’s correct as well. This is the end of his presidency, and it should be the end of his existence as a free man. The rest of his life should be spent in one form of incarceration or another. Gerrold wrote, in part:
Donald Trump has crossed his own Rubicon. Today, he brought his “troops” into the Capitol of the nation. This was no accident. This has been planned. The goal was to disrupt the function of government.
They succeeded today. They might keep our government from reopening for a couple more days.
But ultimately, they will fail. Because even if they have to meet in secret, in the banquet room of the local Best Western, the lawfully elected representatives and senators will fulfill their duty to confirm the election of Joe Biden. And on January 20th, whether he takes the oath of office on the Capitol steps or anywhere else, Joe Biden becomes the Commander-in-Chief.
At this point, any member of the Republican party who still supports Donald Trump’s claim to authority has to be seen as a co-conspirator. Any member of the Republican party who still has enough vertebrae to use as a spine must condemn the attempted insurrection and condemn Trump’s incitement of it. Any Republican who does not condemn it is not fit to serve in our government.
The next Congress must take action against any Representative or Senator who supports in any way the denial of the rule of law in this nation, up to and including expulsion.
And after that, Donald Trump must be held accountable. He crossed the Rubicon.
Last thought, from Mitt Romney, who is desperately trying to pretend that Trump is not the flabby, corrupt heart of the GOP. Good words, though:
“What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President …. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate .. election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack” against democracy pic.twitter.com/7NsojcP8VA
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 6, 2021
We are done with this shit. This is America. We will not stand for this.