We already knew it was all illegal. That has been both apparent and established from the jump.
But now we know there was organized, willful, and conscious criminal intent. It was against the law. They all knew it. The president knew it. Still, he persisted. He persisted, and by so doing selfishly posed an existential threat to our system and institutions, while literally risking the life of the vice president.
He also knowingly and intentionally incited, instigated and extended a violent, deadly, armed, seditious, conspiratorial insurrection at our nation’s Capitol, whose avowed intent was to prevent the certification of a fair election in order to illegally maintain his power and thus overthrow the lawful government of the United States.
Don’t even think about telling me or anyone else that this was “no big deal.”
It was, and remains, the biggest clear and present internal threat to our form of government in American history. That’s a big deal.
There was willful criminal intent to defraud the government of the United States. By the president of the United States. That’s the literal and legal definition of high treason.
What have I stated that is not demonstrably true?
To the end, Trump put intense pressure on Mike Pence to knowingly and willfully break the law. To his credit, Pence in this case stood firm, even at the risk of his own life. But Pence’s house is by no means clean, given his previous acquiescence in knowingly promoting The Big Lie.
Whatever this Contemptuous Cabal is, it is not “Conservative.”
Former federal appeals judge J. Michael Luttig is a true conservative. Perhaps you have heard and read his learned eloquence in unequivocally condemning these crimes.
Who could really believe that the vice president had the unilateral power to overturn the results of a presidential election? The conspirators themselves did not believe it. But they made sure the mouth-breathers at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 did. And that almost got the vice president of the United States strung up. It did result in the violation of our Capitol and the loss of lives.
That’s a crime.
The GOP should change its acronym to JMSU. Just Make Shit Up.
I would not want to be John Eastman. I would not want to be Ginni Thomas. And I would not want to be Donald J. Trump.
Their futures are all behind them.
They engaged in willful criminality.
It is time for the Cult to stop engaging in willful ignorance and denial.
This was…and is…a really big deal.