It Is Important To Revisit What The Currently Silent, Cowering Republican Leaders Said One Year Ago About The Jan. 6th Insurrection And What They Are Saying And Not Saying One Year Later. The Videos Of The Insurrection Are Evidence Of The Violence,The Crimes, The Hatred, And The Alliance The Rioters Have With Donald Trump. The Statements Made Immediately Following The Insurrection By Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Kevin McCarthy, And Many Other Conservatives Was The Last Time Republican Member Of Congress Have Sided With Democracy Over Trump.

Since Trump became president, it has been amusing and sickening to watch McConnell’s phony, forced smiles of approval for Trump. Neither man likes or respects each other. However, their pathological, corrupt hunger for power defines why they tolerate each other’s existence. The insurrection, like the Access Hollywood tape where Trump promoted sexual assault of women, gave Mc Connell hope he could finally rid his party of Trump, After the Access tape, Connell said, “These comments are repugnant and unacceptable in any circumstance,” McConnell said in a late-night statement Friday. “As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape.” After the insurrection, McConnell said, “There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. Did not do his job. He didn’t take steps so federal law could be faithfully executed and order restored.”  However,  McConnell is not among the Republicans who are publicly fighting to discredit the ” big lie” and denounce Trump as he did directly after the Capitol attack. Instead, he is accusing Democrats of politicizing the event as a distraction from the reality that the Republicans are prepared to vote again for a man who instigated a violent attack on our democratic election process.
Senator Lindsey Graham has transformed from an anti-Trump Republican to Trump’s most loyal, ass-kissing, corrupted ally. People who have known Graham for years suspect Trump has blackmailed him. They say his personality change is shocking, and that is why they speculate he fears compromising information will be released about him if he breaks his loyalty to Trump. After the insurrection, Graham said, “Count me out; I was sad to see my journey with Trump end this way.” In an interview two days later, Graham said: “he’d never been so humiliated and embarrassed for the country.”  He also felt palpable frustration over how his longtime ally handled the riot. Now Lindsey Graham exalts the virtues of Trump as a good man and transformational president. Graham says of Trump, “when you look forward to this party, Donald Trump is the most consequential Republican in the entire Republican Party, maybe in the history of the party since Ronald Reagan.” “And if you’re going to lead this party in the House and the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with Donald Trump, or it will not work.” In these statements, it is notable that Graham doesn’t complement any personal trait or professional competency of Trump. He gets around the reality that Trump isn’t admirable on any level by calling him “consequential” and comparing him to Ronald Reagan.
McCarthy went public with his anger after the insurrection and had
no problem saying Trump was responsible for the attack on the Capitol. He passionately declared on the floor of the House, ” The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” McCarthy said on the House floor. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump.” That is the last time McCarthy told the truth about the Trump- inspired insurrection. Whatever bullying or threats he has received since that last day of his personal integrity, McCarthy has joined the Trump party of lies and more coup planning to overthrow the last presidential election and the 2022 mid-terms. Once again the questions for Attorney General Merrick Garland are, “Is Donald Trump and other members of Congress above the law? Will you refuse to prosecute them on the crimes related to the insurrection? Do you disagree with the dozens of constitutional scholars who view there is already adequate evidence to justify bringing criminal charges against them?

Lawsuits filed against Donald Trump by Capitol Police, Metropolitan police officers, and members of Congress are increasing rapidly. Those present and emotionally and physically injured at the Capitol insurrection have the only credible opinion on what the attack was like. It is easy for Trump supporters who were sitting on their asses at home watching Fox to call the riot a peaceful protest by patriots. To prove their loyalty to defending the ” big lie” would they volunteer to be in the middle of a violent, deadly riot getting beaten with poles and fire extinguishers? And would the actually have put Mike Pence’s neck in the noose so Trump could become president again similar the process of how dictators come to power. Supporters of the insurrection need to ask themselves if:

Do they want a democracy or a dictatorship? Do they enjoy peace or civil war? Do they believe Republicans are exempt from following the law, but Democrats aren’t”? Do they believe “all men are created equal?” To reject Biden’s presidency, are they willing to stop consuming any benefits from legislation he passes? That will surely keep you in good standing with Trump. You can write to him to ask him to pay for your pharmaceutical and childcare costs and see how that works out.

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