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The Actions are not the Last
Author: Raine    Date: 01/06/2022 14:00:05

"The actions we have taken thus far will not be our last. The Justice Department remains committed to holding all January 6 perpetrators -- at any level -- accountable under law, whether they were present that day, or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy. We will follow the facts wherever they lead."

That direct quote from Attorney General Garland confirmed that the United States Department of Justice is indeed investigating the events that lead up to the insurrection one year ago today. Make no mistake January 6 2021 was a culmination of alleged crimes -- many of which likely are still occurring today.

One year ago to the day Bob wrote this post.
With this news of the GA results, Congress meets today to accept the already delivered Electoral votes. In years past this was a mere formality, rarely warranting even a single news cycle (do you remember hearing it talked about for several days prior to the event?). With the tRump cult being what it is, and tRump trying to reap the whirlwind of the chaos he has sown, things are getting dicey here in DC:
By Tuesday night, DC police had announced six protest-related arrests. The Metropolitan Police Department made five arrests — three men, two women — with charges ranging from carrying a pistol without a license to assault of a police officer, according to a spokesman.

The spokesman added the U.S. Park Police also made one arrest.

[...]

Swinney's friend Marcus Wren, who waved a “Don’t Tread On Me” flag, said patriots like them would keep Biden from taking office.

“Enlightened patriots will stand up and say, ‘This will not stand,’ and they will be forced to stop it,” said Wren, 67, who owns a bottled water company in Louisiana. “If someone doesn’t stand up, our republic will be gone.”

Swinney said that based on crowd sizes, he believes Trump easily has more support than Biden. Wren referred to the "deep state" attempting to steal the election, a conspiracy theory about a group of powerful elites that allegedly run government and society.

There are some Republicans in Congress who plan to disrupt the process with challenges to the electoral votes from the swing states (there is a "test case" for this going on in the PA state Senate). They and tRump are counting on Pence to be the firewall. Unfortunately for them, Pence let tRump know he can't do that. I guess he spoke to a few lawyers who actually know Constitutional law and congressional procedure.

So let's enjoy the good news out of GA, and prepare ourselves for the messy (and possibly violent on the fringes) turnover of power that will happen today.
Bold face mine. It became a reality and a deadly one at that. The next day I wrote: Yesterday may or may not have been coordinated. Yesterday the people who tried to insurrect our government came from inside of our country. They are American citizens who follow their leader almost evangelically. I see it as a cult. They listened to their leader yesterday and we saw the violent, deadly, and terrifying results. We already have hundreds of thousands dead from the mismanagement by their leader on top of all those who were killed in the violent protests in the years of his occupation in the White House. The damage is incalculable and the scars will take decades to heal.

Yesterday, the violence thrust upon every person in the Capitol Building - and, by extension, the country - came from within. We are the ones we should be afraid of. May the goddess' help us all.


I stand by my words but feel more than ever that this was indeed coordinated as much as I believe the sun rises and sets daily. The GOP knows this as well, even as they try to push the violence down a collective memory hole. Thanks to representative Andy Kim (D-NJ) for archiving what they said in the days following the attempted overthrow of the United States, we have the receipts.



Kevin McCarthy on Jan 13: “last week’s violent attack on the Capitol was undemocratic, un-American and criminal…those who are responsible for Wednesday’s chaos will be brought to justice…The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters.”

Rep Steve Scalise on Jan 6: “Once you start taking violent actions against law enforcement you’re not a protestor anymore, you are an anarchist. Whether it’s anarchy or terrorism, they were trying to storm the Capitol and stop our democracy from working.”

Senator Lindsey Graham on Jan 7: “When it comes to accountability the president needs to understand that his actions were the problem not the solution”

Senator McConnell: “Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty. There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”


That's just a sampling from the twitter thread. We have a day that lives in infamy (December 7, 1941), we have a day to never forget (September11,2001). Let's not make January 6, 2021 the day democracy died. This battle must not be lost, in spite of so many elected officials trying to do just that.

Speaker Pelosi was spot on.



January 6 was a call to save our country. AG Garland made it clear yesterday, finally that the process has begun.

&
Raine

 
 

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