It’s pretty amazing that a lot of Republicans in this country, and their representatives in Congress, are taking the attitude that the insurrection at the Capitol was a false flag operation or that the impeachment trial is a “kangaroo court” cobbled together by Donald Trump’s enemies to persecute him. The plain fact is, five people were killed and dozens injured — and three Capitol Police officers took their own lives. This was a major event with vast sociological and cultural implications and yet a lot of people can only deal with it by denying it.
The Lincoln Project released this today. It’s message is plain.
Trump loves hyperbole like “fight to the death.” He got what he wished for. And while he golfs, families mourn loss and the credibility of impeachment as a constitutional mechanism gets eroded.
All these lawmakers took an oath to uphold the constitution and they’re doing anything but. Rand Paul doodles on a pad, Josh Hawley has his feet up, which prompted Michael Steele to say that he was “doing his toenails.”
Nobody seems to care about the dead, that much is certain. These GOP senators seem to want to protect demagoguery more than democracy.