More evidence of Trump’s success at politicizing the government.
This column is naive. Near the end it states:
“Congress, led by Republicans willing to break with their party’s extremists, should bring the Jan. 6 tragedy to a close…”
Does anyone really think Republicans would do this? Look what happened to Kinzinger and Cheney. The gutless Republicans in Congress are not going to go against their Trump cult base. Sure, using the 14th amendment to prevent Trump from running is a good idea but it’s not going to be done by Congress once Republicans take over the House. The base doesn’t think Trump led an insurrection – they think he won.
Criminal prosecution of Trump is the only option. It won’t divide the country more than it is already.
I am glad these people are going to jail but the people who incited the rally need to be charged too. I don’t think Trump will go to jail but I believe he belongs there.
I don’t. If the Republican candidate loses in 2024, I don’t expect them to concede and I expect another insurrection. Do you really think Trump or his cult would respect new laws? The best way to prevent another insurrection is to punish people like Trump who incited it, planned it and funded it, not just the folks who stormed the Capitol. The jail time has to be so severe that tey won’t do it again.
As it stands now, Trump and other extremists would just recruit more chumps to replace any that are in jail. Since the leaders haven’t been punished, there’s no reason for them not to do it again.
more and more sentences