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The picture that emerged from yesterday's hearing is not dramatically different from what we've learned before — an unhinged man willing to do anything to maintain power, even at the cost of lives, law, and our democracy.
When the House committee investigating January 6 changed its schedule to hold an immediate hearing on Tuesday, it was clear something big was up. The view of January 6 from the heart of the White House — from the belly of the beast — was made clear.
The hearings have shown, Donald Trump was in the room. Was it treason? The framers of the Constitution had “a very specific image in mind — men gathering with guns, forming an army and marching on the seat of government.”
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's final chief of staff supported the reckless pursuit of the “rigged election” fever dream which Trump personally began laying the groundwork for months before the election had even taken place, and still refuses to disavow
Teaching college classes about the geographies of Russia and East-Central Europe, it is becoming clear that Putin’s ultimate goal is to carve off a distinct Russian-speaking region from Ukraine. The partition of Ukraine is very much on the table.
Trump’s presidency made clear that our institutions are currently incapable of holding presidents accountable for breaking the law. Unless he faces consequences, the message to future corrupt leaders is that they will not face consequences either.
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.
He’s violating his oath to protect the Constitution, and every day that he’s allowed to remain in power, the threat to our democracy grows. There are constitutional provisions to remove such a person from power.
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