Senate must convict Trump

More than a month prior to the November 03 election Trump declared “the only way he could lose was if the Democrats cheated him out of it.” This was an obvious lie but he repeated it at every opportunity.

He then tried in every way possible to cheat. He caused the removal of hundreds of high-speed mail sorting machines from the USPS as well as the removal of voting drop-off boxes. He tried to have the franchises of millions of voters revoked, and he lied daily about the validity of mail-in voting.

In spite of these efforts Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won by over 7 million popular votes and won the Electoral College 306 to 232 which, in 2016, Trump declared to be “a landslide.” In spite of these FACTS Trump has continued to declare that he actually won. But what do you expect from a man who told more than 30,000 lies in four years in office?

Trump attempted to interfere in the vote counting in many states especially AZ, PA, and GA. He filed 60 lawsuits all of which have been thrown out of court as “lacking merit or standing.”

Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy admonishing them to be in D.C. on January 06 to stop the final counting of state’s electoral votes. It will be “wild” he said. Come and “fight like hell.”

So thousands of proud boys, boogaloo bois, 3-percenters, oath keepers, and militia members took him at his word and converged on Washington on January 06. Trump whipped them into frenzy in a more than one-hour tirade and sent them off down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol Building where they overwhelmed the Capitol Police and broke into the Capitol Building.

They raged through the building, destroyed property, stole many items, killed one Capitol Police officer, and badly injured 12 others. Trump and his mafia family watched the assault on TV for over two hours doing nothing to rein in his brown shirts!

Now they are being tracked down and arrested. To a man, and woman, they are claiming they were following Trump’s orders, doing what he asked them to do.

Trump is now being impeached for the crime of sedition. He now says he was just kidding and no one could have taken him seriously. No one is above the law, not even an ex-president. The senate must vote to convict!

Jim Porter

Danville