This is treason and insurrection, every person that crossed the police lines should be arrested, tried and sent to prison. These was a criminal action led by the president of the United States.
Where were the water cannons, the tear gas, the rubber bullets? Why were the same police that tear gassed and shot peaceful protesters at Laffeyette Square so restrained.
This was not a protest, this was a violent effort to overthrow a legitimate election. The last time this happened was 1861. Every person that took part should be tried for sedition, insurrection and treason.
This is that "peaceful transfer of power" that the Republican Leadership lied about. They said it was perfectly fine to allow their party to spread lies about whether or not Trump won and that they didn't see the harm in allowing him to work through his "feelings" about losing. Well, here's the result of allowing a narcissistic POS work out his feelings.
There should be massive arrests and prosecutions and some kind of examination of how some of the Republican party supported sedition and whether or not any of them holding office should continue to serve.
Oops! My bad. This is America and most of them are white. By the end of the week we'll be deluged with articles about how we should be trying to "understand the Trump voter" and their turmoil at dealing with the loss.
My feeling is that everyone who voted for Trump and/or amplified his conspiracy theories is partially responsible for what went on today.
The images of the guy with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk, after breaking in to her office and defiling it, filled me with revulsion. We know his name and where he lives. Will he be prosecuted? I hope so, but sadly fear he won't be.
These are domestic terrorists, fed propaganda and conspiracy theories for the sole purpose of creating havoc, and it worked.
None of my Trump loving friends/relatives posted anything on social media either condoning it, nor rejecting it. Silence. My guess is they just will have their head in the sand until it's over, and will never take any responsibility for supporting and amplifying the messaging that brought these thugs to do Trump's bidding. They don't want to see themselves as pawns by their leader who they revere as Jesus.
Reminds me of a bully who after losing a board game throws the board and all the pieces across the room. This was the equivalent of that, except a mob throwing the game at the wall for Trump's amusement.
Lives lost, the sacred meaning of the building trashed, real patriotic Americans mortified that the rest of the world now fully sees America as a failure, with so many pathetic followers not thinking with their own minds, but so easily duped into doing as they are told by the right wing fringe media.
Used to be we could get some self esteem simply by being Americans, feeling patriotic just by being citizens of the greatest country in the world, but many of us have lost that sense of patriotism, at least for now.
Only with hope for the future with an administration vowing to create unity will we begin to mend. That will be a hard road to go - with so many still duped by conspiracies, including many of my own friends and family.
I think Biden was going to let a lot of things slide in the spirit of conciliation. That can no longer be the case. The likes of Cruz and co can`t continue to toe the Trump line. If Trump is not held accountable for this then America is a busted flush. This is open sedition and a house divided cannot stand.
Too bad our cops and military have a double standard for protest groups. If this had been any kind of BLM or other left wing protest, they would have been cracking heads and gassing the crowd long before any of the protesters could even think about entering the building. If most of the protesters were black or brown, the cops would have immediately begun firing live bullets and tried to mow them down. I hope the Dems have the balls to condemn and push for censure of all the Repubs that backed Trump in opposing the election results. They own and are as responsible for this as Trump. Americans can now see clearly which part is the home of fascists and which one is truly more patriotic. Something I have known for decades. The Dems may be corrupt, but they at least believe in upholding democratic elections. The Repubs are truly anti-democratic.
Maybe this will finally settle any debate about who is the real threat to our security and safety, right wing militia groups or antifa groups. I know that sane people already know the answer to that, but as far as the average American sheeple, I'm not very optimistic.
This was the inevitable outcome of the way Donald Trump whipped up his support base, also known as the right-wing extremists in the USA. His own party failed to control him because they lacked the foresight to see this coming and the desire to reign him in.
The malcontents that Donald trump has stirred up will remain resentful for years if not decades. It will take a very long time do undo the damage that he has done. Joe Biden has an almost impossible task in front of him.
IT WILL BE A MISTAKE TO BE DISMISSIVE OR LAUGH AT WHAT TRUMP IS DOING.
Trump is making a statement to the Republican lawmakers of both houses, to the voters and all fund raisers.
"Leave my side or oppose me and I will set the country on fire."
He wants to be a force to be reckoned with and some lawmakers are afraid that Trump could help or else destroy their political future with the fund raising might, the power of expert lawyering and aggressive campaigning with very staunch and motivated - die hard supporters.
Here is what to consider and what Trump may bring on to Biden and to Republicans and Democrats alike ahead:
It has been nightmarish 4 years. When is it enough? It is not the time to laugh and dismiss him. It is time to destroy him for the good of the nation and what it is built for.
Tear gas PEACEFUL protesters so he can wave a bible. (Perhaps he might open it once in awhile. Oh right. He doesn't read.)Trash the Capitol Building, vandals, barbarians, visigoths & the police gently remove them. Because law enforcement were outnumbered. Or because the mob was Caucasoid? An assault on our Constitution. The internet spewing & they believe it all. Putin was right. Evil genius. Cretin Americans. 70,000,000 idiots. We are doomed. Atifa hasn't attacked the Capitol as I recall. Geeeezzzz. What is wrong with them?
Democrats appear to win control? WTF. Biden got more votes than Trump and Congress was going to count those votes. They have nothing to do with assigning or re-assigning votes. They cannot give them to someone else regardless of how Trump begs, whines, or threatens. The Trump mob thinks differently and they do not understand our rule of law. Trump taught his followers to "hate" everything he did during the last 4 years. This is a control mechanism. Now Trump supporters even want him to "call it off" when earlier they were of a different mind frame entirely. Trump must be having a ball. He isn't tweeting much but said once "it's going to be a wild one." Some people in media even have balls enough to ask if Trump has anything to do with this. Were they hiding under a rock for the last 4 years?
Charges of sedition and treason for all those involved in letting this happen including the capitol police. The police reacted as if these were "friendlies." They are not and they should have been treated in a harsher manner than BLM was since they were armed and violated other laws BLM didn't.