The United States Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. On January 6th 2021 the electoral votes were being counted and confirmed in the Senate chamber. Donald Trump has been fighting the process and claiming that he won the presidential vote. So he called on his supporters to rally and storm the Capitol Building during the vote confirmation. The storming of the United States Capitol was a riot and violent attack against the United States Congress. This mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attempted to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election. The U.S. Congress has certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, hours after a violent, right-wing mob incited by President Trump interrupted proceedings and stormed the U.S. Capitol. Members of the right-wing mob smashed windows, broke down doors and scaled walls to enter the Capitol. They attacked Capitol Police. They ransacked and looted offices, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s. An armed standoff took place at the door of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rioters took over the Senate chamber, with some Trump supporters. The legislative leaders were bunkered and hidden for their safety. Hours later the count diligently reconvened in the Senate Chamber lead by Vice President Mike Pence, and was confirmed. There was a determination by the U.S. government that Joe Biden will take office and Donald Trump will step down.
Five people died due to this mob incident and insurrection by Donald Trump. The biggest question is, how did they get this far? All of us in America know that if the people on the steps of the Capitol Building were people of color, any color, rallying in mass or just eating hamburgers, they would have been gassed and shot. The National Guard and military would have been called. But only the Capitol police were in the precarious position of being white people fighting white people. For white people in America this is very confusing. The Capitol Police were offered federal help but they declined it, and clearly could not handle the mob of white supremacists. Was this the ego or the inside plan? Some members of the mob were actually off duty Capitol Police officers, as well as policeman and fireman from neighboring and distant states. Trump supporters came from all over, from homeless veterans to police officers. That's why it was confusing. Who is who? When color is in place, it doesn't matter, just gas and shoot. Simple, easy, no confusion. And even a good day.
The House is set to vote today to impeach President Trump for the second time. The single article of impeachment charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” following last week’s Capitol breach. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has 70 people charged, and 170 cases have been opened and counting. Will they be dragged through the system and imprisoned. We shall see (or not).
But there is the threat looming for January 20th, Inauguration Day. Throughout American history there has been a peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another. This current administration vows to be the exception. Although Trump said it will be peaceful, he has never been known for being honest. He has challenged the vote results and incited a riot. The FBI has uncovered the plan for American white supremacists to rally and take over the capitol buildings in all 50 states. Mayhem has been promised by the Trump supporters and the Alt Right, and white supremists.
Will our democracy remain a democracy? Democracy is extremely fragile. Checks and balances are in place, but the circuit breakers take too long to cut off the overpowering energy. Adolf Hitler and Mussolini took over Germany and Italy the same way, mob style, white supremacists, feeling oppressed, and powerful insiders making calls and pulling puppet strings. Now they are sending emails and texts. Have we not learned? Heck, we fought the damn war! With democracy the answers are often too little, too late. Stay tuned people. This is America. And I'm always keeping it real.
Capitol Police rejected federal help to quell mob (APR) ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1RdR8kRyfs
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