Iranian President Raisi says two events (the Jan 6 insurrection and the images of Afghans falling from US planes) revealed that the “United States hegemonic system as no credibility whether inside or outside the country.”
HOYER blasts Republicans, saying (per my notes): The rationalization by Republican leaders of insurrection and, in my view, treason, is one of the most dangerous things happening now.
“White Americans aren’t afraid of the cops. White Americans are never afraid of the cops, even when they’re committing an insurrection,” @JoyAnnReid says about the Trump supporters rioting the US Capitol.
Why would we want to impeach and convict Donald Trump – a president who is now out of office? Because it must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the government he or she is sworn to protect.
Some people ask: Why would you impeach and convict a president who has only a few days left in office? The answer: Precedent. It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government.
Yes, remember that the United States Constitution says that “no Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress” who “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against" the Constitution, “or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."
The man directly responsible for the chaos of today is Donald Trump, who has made it clear that he will do anything to remain in power – including insurrection and inciting violence. Trump will go down in history as the worst and most dangerous president in history.