OPINION: Members of Congress and the GOP administration helped Trump pour gasoline on America, but now they want to accuse him of igniting the game
Some Republicans just had insight. They are speaking out against the president Donald Trump for inciting an uprising in the US Capitol, where he encouraged his armed followers to storm the Senate and House of Representatives in an attempt to exclude the certification of Joe Bidethe presidential victory of n.
The act of domestic terrorism killed five people, including one of the terrorists who shot deadly and a federal police officer who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.
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Now that Trump is leaving office with a legacy of death and destruction – hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 deaths, economic ruin for millions of Americans, and now white mob rule and betrayal – some Republicans are publicly condemning Trump and a number of White cabinet members home resigned to spend more time with their family, like rats fleeing a sinking ship.
While it’s wonderful that we can all unite and call on Trump in his last days, we shouldn’t miss these banana Republicans. Republicans should not get a pass after giving this monster a chance for four years, only to finally admit – as some of us have known all along – that Trump is unstable and irrational, a mad lunatic and dictator and a threat for national security.
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As long-time victims of racial authoritarianism in this country and some of the main goals of this administration, Black America has known this all along. Trump couldn’t do it alone, and now some of his activists want to throw him under the bus. It’s all right, but they have to be under the bus with him.
Perhaps the most striking examples of GP leaders seeing the light of day at eleven o’clock, long after the damage, are the recent Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC). McConnell rebuked Trump and other election deniers for trying to overturn the election results and attacked “non-aligned thugs” who “tried to disrupt our democracy.”
The United States and the Senate will not be intimidated.
We returned to our posts. We will fulfill our constitutional obligation to our nation.
And we will do it tonight. pic.twitter.com/YH0PtXKDzt
– Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) January 7, 2021
Graham, who once called Trump a “compelling, xenophobic religious fanatic” – then became Trump’s most prestigious apostate and golf aide after Russia hacked his email – now accuses Trump of inciting the mob and the ensuing siege.
“As far as accountability is concerned, the president needs to understand that his actions are a problem, not a solution,” the South Carolina Republican said, also blaming Trump’s lawyer. Rudy Giuliani.
Figures like McConnell and Graham contributed to the creation of this monster known as Trump. They were on par with their god emperor and mafia boss when it was politically advantageous to do so. Eventually, they came to Trump’s party to cut taxes, gut Obama-era regulations and policies, a white nationalist majority in the U.S. Supreme Court, and abolish the right to vote for blacks.
And when they had the opportunity to impeach him forever, they also protected his crime. Now the party is over and someone needs to clean up the shit that Trump’s MAGA army has smeared all over the Capitol building.
That’s because outgoing and former cabinet members line up to blame Trump for the damage, and it’s too late.
Mick Mulvani resigned as envoy to Northern Ireland, arguing that others would follow him and that Trump had changed. “We didn’t sign up for what you saw last night,” Mulvani said. “We signed up to make America great again, we signed up for lower taxes and less regulation. The president has a long list of successes we can be proud of. ”
Other resignations include the Minister of Transport Elaine Bye, the wife of Mitch McConnell, who has faced ethical investigations amid allegations that she has used her position in favor of the family business; and Education Minister Betsy Devos, who gutted civil rights enforcement under her supervision. DeVos’ brother, Eric Prince, owns a mercenary company formerly known as Blackwater, whose employees pardon the killing of fleeing Iraqi women and children.
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As Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wrote on Twitter: “Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos do not take a bold moral stance by resigning now. They knew how terrible he was. Coming out now, they avoid the debate on the 25th Amendment. They enable Trump, not to confront him. “
Former White House chief of staff John Kelly, who helped Trump implement a racist policy of putting migrant children in cages, is now a board member of the largest company that locks migrant children. Kelly, who also did not respect resp. Frederica Wilson and exposed the black congressman to death threats by shouting “empty barrel”, now supporting the 25th Amendment to remove his former boss.
And the Attorney General Bill Bar, who acted as Trump’s personal lawyer and presided over the establishment of the Department of Justice, Civil Rights and the Rule of Law, had his own forgery with Jesus when he condemned Trump for “organizing a crowd to pressure Congress” and committing his office “- as if everything is fine so far.
Those who have sunk into the filth of this administration are now on the high road, as if we have forgotten that these Republicans are Trump cheerleaders and devoted members of the MAGA cult just a few days ago. Trump’s sycophants and infantry are trying to restore their image, find another lucrative job, and pretend they never knew Trump – or pretend to be the adults in the room, staying in the White House just to preserve democracy.
The public must not only remember the role it played, but these activists must be held accountable, expelled and banned from public life. No corporate boards, talking concerts, book deals or concerts by university professors.
They helped Trump pour gasoline on America, but now they want to blame him for igniting the game. Come on now.
I follow David A. Love in Twitter in @davidalove.
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