SIX REPUBLICAN SENATORS VOTED IN FAVOR OF ESTABLISHING A BIPARTISAN COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE INSURRECTION. SENATORS BEN SASSE, LISA MURKOWSKI, SUSAN COLLINS, MITT ROMNEY, ROB PORTER, AND PAT TOOMEY SHOULD BE CELEBRATING FOR CHOOSING TRUTH OVER LIES AND DEMOCRACY OVER THE PURSUIT OF POWER.
The day after the insurrection, McConnell said “There is no question, none, that the President was practically and morally responsible for the events of the day. It was a disgraceful detection of duty.” After the insurrection, Rep Kevin McCarthy said, “The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol by mob rioters.” Since those statements, both lawmakers have wimped out and now denounce accusations of Trump’s culpability in the attack. The fear of the former president’s bullying and their obvious move to attack, not preserve democracy might explain their disinterest in finding out more facts about how the insurrection happened and if any Republican elected officials or Trump were involved.
Members of the House, like Reps Josh Hawley, Matt Gaetz, Andrew Clyde, and Paul Gosar could not have been happier on that deadly, anti-democracy day because the size of the turnout of Trump rioters excited them They didn’t seem upset about the anti-Semitic t-shirts “Camp Auschwitz” or Capitol police being taxed, beaten with flag poles, bear- sprayed, and called degrading names. These congressmen are committed to spreading the ” big lie” to keep in Trump’s favor for their re-election goals. The vote to block the approval of a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection smacks of a cover-up. The vote gives the impression that incriminating information exists about the GOP, Trump, and members of Congress being complicit in the attack on the Capitol.
This week Rep Matt Gaetz gave a frightening, violent Hitler- youth style speech to an America First Trump rally crowd, directing them “to take up arms against Silicon Valley tech companies for suppressing right-wing voices on their platforms.” He went on to say the Constitution ensures citizens, “the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government of the United State if it becomes necessary.” At the same Trump rally, the conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor-Greene dog- whistled another anti- Semitic sentiment by using the Holocaust reference of “never again” when declaring she will refuse to wear a mask on the floor of the House. The anti-Semitic not-too-bright Greene went on to incite the crowd to chant Trump won the election, ( “big lie”) and attempted to degrade Biden as a man hiding in the basement ” taking meds. Meanwhile, Biden’s vaccine program is saving American lives in contrast to Trump’s incompetent handling of the pandemic which took tens of thousands of lives. American Jews know what they see and hear in Greene and Gaetz; A dangerous White Supremacist, anti- Semitic movement wrapped in the American flag, racist policies, and the autocrat Donald Trump.
The Republican leadership and members of Congress are cuckolds to these disgusting and dangerous instigators of racism, anti-Semitism, and the destruction of bipartisanship. The new Republican platform is without policy-making and is based on; power, racism, anti-Semitism, the 2nd Amendment, and a disingenuous alliance with Christianity. Republicans supported Trump spending money ” like a drunken sailor” in the words of Republican Senator Ben Sasse, supported his anti-immigrant policies, and looked the other way at his criminal acts against the Constitution.
Republicans who oppose this hate-filled, anti-democracy movement in their party need to consider splitting into a new party that follows a traditional conservative ideology or directly take Trump on to take him and his movement down. The GOP is trying to kill democracy while falsely convincing their followers they are saving it.
The majority of elected Republican officials and the majority of Republican voters are not anti- Semites. But their silence and their votes for the anti-Semites is allowing the dangerous, hateful movement to spread. That is called being complicit in the potential loss of life to American Jews.