Updated: Feb 3, 2021
Let’s talk about accountability. As children we are taught that our actions have consequences. In fact, that is the basis of our Justice System. Justice is all about holding the guilty party accountable and making sure the punishment fits the crime. And we are taught that no one is above the law. No one. Not even the President of the United States.
That is why we need to encourage Senators Young and Braun to convict Trump for inciting an insurrection. We all watched it happen in real time. We watched as Trump denounced the results of our election and challenged it in every way possible, only to lose his appeals. We heard him try and coerce the Governor of Georgia to find him the votes he needed. And we heard Trump tell a crowd of fired up followers to “Fight like Hell” and “March to the Capitol”. We watched in horror as the crowds of thousands advanced unopposed towards the Capitol Building. We knew what they wanted, they wanted a war.
We wondered, where is Trump? Where is the military? Surely they have protocols for such events? And now we have learned that the Pentagon ordered the National Guard to stand down, to bear no weapons, and not to engage with the rioters. We are discovering that this was an actual attempt to usurp our democracy. Yet it failed, because of men like Officer Brian Sicknick and Officer Eugene Goodman who courageously fought to protect the Capitol.
History will forever be talking about the events of January 6, 2021. It was the first time since the Civil War that the Capitol was attacked. It was the first time in our history that a President encouraged such an attack. And such a violent attack on our Democracy can not be ignored.
We must hold all those involved in this attack accountable and make it clear that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated in the United States of America. We must send a strong, united message that transcends our political party.
I am absolutely disgusted that our Senators have refused to hold Trump accountable for his actions. A Senate conviction would send a clear message that denounces the violent assault on our democracy. It would bar Trump from EVER holding another Federal Office. And it would open the door for Trump to be criminally charged for his actions. Unfortunately, both our Senators seem to be more concerned about their next election, rather than the future of our country. It is disgraceful.
I implore you to contact Senator Braun and Young and tell them to convict Trump and bar him from office. We as Americans will not stand for insurrection. We DEMAND accountability.