Blog Post Date: Jan 10th, 2021
Blog Post Last Update: Jan 10th, 2021
Why a second impeachment is required
Also needed to restore America's name and standing in the world
The House should act to begin impeachment proceedings.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 8, 2021
It's the only instrument wholly within our power to remove a president who has so manifestly and repeatedly violated the Constitution.
Every effort must be made to protect the country from further harm. pic.twitter.com/ym4YpiXkDd
A chilling revelation from the wise and informed Fiona Hill, Trump’s former Russia advisor. Now we know exactly why all the living former Secretaries of Defense suddenly called on the military to refrain from political involvement. They knew Trump’s attempted coup was underway. pic.twitter.com/uJIVuv2k9u— Evan McMullin 🇺🇸 (@EvanMcMullin) January 8, 2021
The new articles of impeachment against Trump start with a felony: 18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection, which carries a penalty of TEN YEARS IN PRISON https://t.co/LCocQEP0aq— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) January 8, 2021
Watch this video. Some @GOP legislators think we “heal” our nation by ignoring what happened on Jan 6. NO.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 9, 2021
We heal our nation by holding those responsible for the coup attempt, starting with the man who incited it: Donald Trump.
If Trump doesn’t resign, he must be impeached. https://t.co/5ks1THWEmQ
NEW! #AnatomyofCapitolAttack TURN SOUND ON!— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 10, 2021
I submit this video as evidence in the Impeachment of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump engaged in "violent, deadly and seditious acts" which betrayed his trust as President and endangered the security of the United States. pic.twitter.com/j9nJ1McTIo
In Germany, this is flying around social media. America is both a source of horror and a laughingstock. pic.twitter.com/v7SpiQiI0z— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 9, 2021
(MORE INSURRECTION VIDEO) I'm posting another video of Trump's insurrection—this one aired by CNN—again to underscore how desperately violent this seditious coup attempt was. This video is *disturbing*.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 9, 2021
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. https://t.co/qL6vEgAljO
Say what is true. This was an attempted coup attempt, led by the current president of the United States. Impeachment is the least that Donald Trump he deserves. His minions and the thousands of fools who stormed the capitol for him should be in prison. https://t.co/X2huaxF1xz— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) January 9, 2021
Some saw clearly what MAGAism is - pure fascism - in 2016.— Dr. Andrea Feigl (@andreafeigl1) January 6, 2021
More see it 2day
Some saw this playbook b4: WW2
Americans r too unaware of history since it didn't happen on home soil
But we MUST heed these lessons, lest it b 2 late 4 democracy & consequences are unfathomable
If Mitch McConnell had recognized Joe Biden as winner of the election on Nov 7 instead of Dec 14 there would have been no insurrection— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 7, 2021
Important to understand that the Article of Impeachment for Incitement of Insurrection is the most serious allegation ever leveled against a U.S. president via the constitutional impeachment process.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 11, 2021
Trump may well be America's worst president for as long as there is an America.
This could have been deadly. There was a noose erected outside and rioters were chanting 'Hang Mike Pence' and they knew where to go, like they had inisde help
Several of the pro-Trump rioters who rampaged the US Capitol were heard screaming "where's Mike Pence," a source said, frightening the vice president and his family. Yet the President and his top aides barely lifted a finger to check in on the Pences. https://t.co/twOPuSr77x— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2021
"By last week, these people were sharing maps of D.C. They had a map of the tunnels [in the basement of the Capitol]. They imagined that this was the day there were going to be mass executions of Congressmen." https://t.co/9N0B6zOm8w— cam wolf (@camjwolf) January 7, 2021
After weeks of the president demonizing the VP for not pledging to overturn the election on his behalf, a power he did not have. https://t.co/LPnmwxdwES— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 9, 2021
I’m astonished by how little people are talking about the bombs, the guns, the guy in the chambers with zip ties, the chants to hang Pence and what would have happened if they got to the legislators. This wasn’t a mob. These were people hungry for blood.— A. H. (@a_h_reaume) January 9, 2021
The reason I keep thinking about the gallows erected outside the Capitol is that it appeared to be *an actual gallows*, with a noose and a platform. And I truly wonder if this was intended for something more than just...symbolism. pic.twitter.com/QIAHvO69Ou— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2021
.@chrislhayes: “It is entirely possible that there were people in that crowd, looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the political class that the President ... have told them have betrayed them." https://t.co/8ZZD8fWTtV— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 10, 2021
Source close to the vice president tells me while the VP and his family were in a bunker in the Capitol, the President did not reach out to check on his safety or condemn those who said the VP should be executed.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 10, 2021
I haven’t yet said this publically, but I want to now. On Wednesday I felt literally and real evil as the insurrection went down. It is not something that happens much, but I’ve never felt it stronger than that day. Mass deception.— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 10, 2021
Chris Hayes on how close the Capitol riot was to something far more violent and sinister. https://t.co/fSNDo0LPaQ— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) January 9, 2021
2) Chew on this. On Wednesday, Trump's mob was stormin' the Capitol while he was inside presidin' over the electoral count. While shoutin', "Hang Mike Pence!", mob leaders were carryin' multiple Zip-cuffs to "arrest" Pence and other Congressional leaders to escort them...— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 9, 2021
"Walk down to the Capitol," he implored the crowd armed with guns, IEDs and zip ties.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 9, 2021
"You will neve take back our country with weakness," he shouted as they readied to depart.
"TRUMP GAVE YOU AN ORDER STORM THE CAPITOL NOW.” wrote a commenter on one protester's livestream.
“House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) mentioned that looters had found their way to his unmarked, third floor office and stole his iPad. He questioned how they could locate that office but not his clearly marked ceremonial office in Statuary Hall.” https://t.co/H2NerC6Ak9— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) January 10, 2021
There are multiple photographs of pro-Trump rioters carrying law enforcement-style flex-cuffs.— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) January 8, 2021
Rioters went looking for @VP, @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer.
It raises the question of whether there was an organized plan to take hostages. https://t.co/PyWfzmcddt
I heard at least 3 different rioters at the Capitol say that they hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor. It was a common line being repeated. Many more were just talking about how the VP should be executed. https://t.co/fxHREouEWF— Jim Bourg (@jimbourg) January 8, 2021
Lt. General Russel Honoré told Brian Williams that the Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms in the House and Senate may have been “complicit” in aiding and abetting the Capitol riots.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 8, 2021
Every Senator who voted to acquit @realDonaldTrump during the impeachment trial is responsible for what happened today. You could have had witnesses, you could have taken your jobs seriously. You and your party own this forever.— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) January 7, 2021
Trump blocked National Guard from getting to the Capitol for 3+ Hours during the invasion. Why?
Trump's newly installed Pentagon leaders BLOCKED— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) January 8, 2021
D.C. National Guard from getting #Riot gear and ammunition as the Terrorists attacked the Capital.
It was intentional. Premeditated. #Sedition #SeditionCaucus #AttackOnDemocracy https://t.co/vl5uBdbvYS
Well...that doesn't look suspicious at all. And I wonder why the Biden transition team couldn't get briefings.... https://t.co/gtOveVgTcr— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) January 8, 2021
This is why Trump’s been plantin’ lackeys in these positions the past few months. This was a pre-meditated plot to overthrow the government. https://t.co/h0fOBuV24V— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 8, 2021
NEW:— Rachael Levy (@rachael_levy) January 7, 2021
FBI, Homeland Security Intelligence Unit Didn’t Issue a Risk Assessment for Pro-Trump Protests
At the DHS unit, called Intelligence and Analysis, management didn’t view the demonstrations as posing a significant threat, people familiar sayhttps://t.co/5csabPehGP
According to the tick-tock of Wednesday’s siege, Capitol Police requested National Guard support at 2:22 p.m. But support from the Guard didn’t arrive until 5:45 p.m.— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) January 10, 2021
What explains the 3 hour delay? https://t.co/pP8BE8gQzo
NPR: Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots https://t.co/O75OgQT7EK— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 11, 2021
World leaders know a coup when they see one
Germany 🇩🇪 is sad and worried for America. They know a few things about fascism.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 7, 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the US Capitol siege:
“I regret very much that President #Trump since November has not conceded his defeat, and not yesterday either."pic.twitter.com/flB3DQce1B
Giuliani, Tuberville and Trump -- what was going on?
The fact that Trump and Giuliani both tried to call the same senator during the capitol attack, but each called the same wrong number, is proof that Trump and Giuliani were conspiring together during the attack. One of them gave the other the wrong phone number to call.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 9, 2021
Busted: Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani caught coordinating their efforts during U.S. Capitol terrorist attack https://t.co/bD0DkZau2D— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 10, 2021
Rudy Giuliani thought he was leaving a voicemail for Tommy Tuberville about stalling the proceedings when Congress reconvened after the insurrection.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 7, 2021
He left the voicemail on someone else’s phone... pic.twitter.com/qmTyK68XwP