Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, February 2, 2021



Yes. There are Trumpublicans who deceive themselves and pretend that what happened on January 6, was just a "tiny bit of rowdiness." There are Trumpublicans who want to move on and pretend January 6 wasn't that big of a deal, when, in fact, it was an insurrection against the government of the United States of American, incited by its sitting president, Donald J. Trump, and carried out by his proto-fascist movement, and that, according to American history and Constitutional scholars is a definition of treason. What happened on January 6, incited by Donald J. Trump, WAS treasonous.

Here is an account by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of what she experienced that day:

Washington Post:

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she was told that trauma victims should “tell their stories” as a part of their healing. And that is what she did Monday night in the most compelling, heartbreaking and infuriating 60 minutes available on any screen, at any time this week. The New York congresswoman initiated a live stream on Instagram and, against a plain white wall and with little fanfare, recounted what had happened to her during the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

She talked about flattening herself behind her bathroom door as someone entered her office, screaming, “Where is she? Where is she?” It turned out to be a police officer, but until she learned that, “I thought I was going to die.”

She talked about eventually escaping to the office of Rep. Katie Porter (Calif.), where the two Democratic congresswomen rifled through staffers’ gym bags, searching for sneakers they could change into in case they needed to jump out a window or run. About how they debated what to do if they had to flee again, wondering: “Are some offices safer than others, because they have white-sounding names or male-sounding names?”

She talked about how, later, she found herself questioning the motives of a law-enforcement officer who had given her hazy instructions on how to reach an evacuation point. Was that because he was confused and under duress? Or was that because he didn’t care whether she was caught by the rioters?

Ocasio-Cortez, her voice wavering, revealed during the live stream that she was a survivor of sexual assault, something she said many people did not know, because there were only so many times she’d wanted to tell that story. But she was mentioning it now, she said, because of its relevance to the attack at the Capitol.

Jan. 6, she said, people began implying the insurrection “wasn’t a big deal,” or that reconciliation depended on “moving on.”

Those words, she said, were the tactics of “an abuser.”


Jerry said...

While the president has offered an olive branch and invited Republicans to talk about corvid relief; Republicans refuse to enter into a power sharing agreement and Republicans still sit as chairmen of government committees.
Obama made a mistake by listening to Republicans. Lets hope Biden does not make the same mistake.
As I write Sen. Holly is being interviewed on FOX. Why is this guy even getting a microphone to spew his insurrectionist views?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry, the microphone is being given to Hawley by FAUX NOOZ. They're part of the problem this country has because of the lies and disinformation that cable news spreads.

President Biden should go ahead and make policy with or without the Trumpublicans. They're not honest players in government anyway. They continue to support the worst president America ever had the misfortune to put in the White House!

Jerry said...

Yes! Agreed!
As I wrote on my blog today.
Do you know enough about Senate rules to tell my why Republicans are still sitting as committee chairmen?
I won't worry about misspelling Hawley's name.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Holly, Hawley, both pronounced the same way. I lived on Hawley Road when I was growing up, so that's why I remember how to spell it.

Meanwhile, in answer to your question, I found this on Twitter:

Glenn Kirschner
This is absurd. First, they unconstitutionally blocked Garland from having his confirmation hearing when he was nominated for the SCOTUS. And now THIS? I know Graham wants to continue to protect Trump but this must stop. Trump investigations must not be obstructed like this.
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Senator Dick Durbin
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Due to Minority Leader McConnell’s obstruction, Senate Republicans still control the Judiciary Committee and are blocking Merrick Garland’s AG confirmation hearing. They must let Garland get to work on preventing future domestic terror attacks like the January 6 attack.