It’s extremely important that the impeachment and conviction of Trump be carried out. If it isn’t, he will receive, for life, money from the taxpayers of the country that he betrayed, including funds for setting up an office and paying a staff. Should the taxpayers really be providing the funds for Trump to establish an office and pay some slimeball like Stephen “Goebbels” Miller to write Trump’s Mein Kampf? the book to come after Trump’s failed Beer Hall Putsch? Should taxpayers provide the funds for Trump to CONTINUE the crazy, baseless, incitement that led
to the death in Charlottesville (Trump: They want to destroy your monuments, erase our history. They hate America. Good people on both sides.)?
to the murderous attacks on synagogues (Trump: A caravan of rapists and murderers organized by George Soros!),
to the deaths during the anti-BLM confrontations (Trump: BLM is Antifa. They’re Socialists! Take back your country. Liberate Ohio! Liberate Michigan!),
to the deaths at the Capitol (Trump: Stop the steal! Fight! You don’t take back your country with weakness! Patriots, we love you!)?
This is a pattern of dangerous, seditious, criminally treasonous behavior.
Do we, the taxpayers, fund a further forum for this wannabe Fuhrer to use to carry out his parting promise to his ignorant, murderous, white supremacist, insurrectionist mob (Trump: I know you’re disappointed, but this is only the beginning)?
And then there is what comes after all this. The only way to prevent what I am calling The Trumpling Scenario–the emergence of a younger, smarter, more charismatic, more knowledgeable, more articulate, more competent fascist who will assume the Orange mantle; pick up Trump’s moronic and extremely base base; expand that base; assume power; and put in place toadies at the heads of all instruments of state power to end our democratic system of government for good–is to prosecute Trump and the co-inciters of this insurrection, such as Cruz and Hawley, to the fullest extent possible. Impeachment, conviction in the Senate, and then criminal indictment for Trump. Expulsion for Cruz and Hawley, preventing them from ever again holding an office of public trust. Anything short of these responses will be a rubber stamp on the ugly events of January 6 and will embolden those, more competent than Trump ever was, who would destroy democracy.
Some have chosen to look away again and again. See where that got us?