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The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol

Elie Mystal The Nation
President Trump should be impeached, removed from office, and then arrested for inciting his supporters to besiege and invade the US Capitol. Because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.

Impeach Trump Again

Yoni Appelbaum The Atlantic
With his incitement of a direct assault on the people’s house, Trump has forfeited his claim to finish his term. The House must again impeach him, and the Senate must vote to remove him. It must bar him from ever again serving in public office.

Congress Expelled 14 Members in 1861 for Supporting the Confederacy

McKenzie Sadeghi USA TODAY
Congress expelled 14 members for supporting sedition and insurrection previously who supported the Confederacy against the union in 1861. Today we also have seditious members of Congress who sought to overthrow the election of the president.

Tidbits - Jan. 7, 2021 - Reader Comments: Day Like No Other; Police Enabled Far-Right Mob; Trump Incited Sedition, Must Be Removed; Major Papers Call For Impeachment; Georgia Runoff; Palestine; Guantánamo Bay; Rev. James Lawson; Nuclear Ban Treaty; more..

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Reader Comments: Day Like No Other; Police Enabled the Far-Right Mob; Trump Incited Sedition, Must Be Removed; Major Newspapers Call For Impeachment; Georgia Runoff; Palestine; Guantánamo Bay prison; Rev. James Lawson; Nuclear Ban Treaty; more...
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