Wednesday, January 6, I woke up celebrating that voters in Georgia snatched the coveted crown of leadership from Majority Leader (soon-to-be Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell by voting Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff into the United States Senate. It was a glorious day as we also awaited Congress certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win making him the 46th President of the United States. As Congress gathered to begin the certification process, Donald Trump thought the best way to stroke his ego was to give a speech to a large crowd of his cult-like followers that had gathered in D.C. to protest the certification process because, you know, nothing says ‘I love America’ more than trying to stop the certification of an election by the American people.
During his speech, Trump said, “We’re gonna walk down, and I will be there with you, to the Capitol and we’re gonna 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.”
Of course, Trump was nowhere to be found as hundreds of his supporters marched to the Capitol with little to no law enforcement resistance and took it under siege. Legislators were told to shelter in place as rioters climbed the Capitol walls and stormed through the halls. One rioter sat at Nancy Pelosi’s desk, another stole the podium, windows were broken, offices ruined, and a woman that was an active participant in the riots was shot and killed. All of this happened while the police mainly sat by and did nothing. One officer was even caught taking selfies with the rioters. (That is another blog for another time; however, I believe there was little to no law enforcement resistance because law enforcement sides with the rioters.)Read More ›