The Rush To Crush

Dateline: January 14, 2021 The Swamp

After spending no time at all investigating the basis for a second impeachment, the Dems, and a few GOPer’s, impeached Trump yet again. The charge is inciting an insurrection in remarks he made during the January 6 rally at the Capitol.

However, according to constitutional scholars, there is no justification for the claim that Trump’s words at the rally constituted ‘incitement’. But, then, the constitution is not the motivator for the impeachment. It’s spite politics driven by a fanciful desire to make sure Trump can’t run again in 2024.

Further, according to an FBI investigation, Trump’s words were irrelevant. The riot was pre-planned by radicals determined to launch an armed conflict in the Capitol at the rally.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the FBI warned the Capitol Police, among other law enforcement agencies, that a riot would occur at the conclusion of the rally. The Capitol Police are responsible for the safety of Congressional grounds and Congress people.

USA Today put it this way:

“The FBI issued a dire warning on the day before the Capitol riots that violent extremists were planning an armed uprising in Washington [during the rally], a plot the attackers described as ‘war’…”.

In response to the warning, what did the Capitol Police do to increase security in order to prevent the riot? It depends on who you believe. The now ex Police Chief claims that both his bosses in Congress nixed his pre-rally requests for National Guard presence. His superiors claim that no requests were made prior to the riot.

Regardless of who you believe, there was no increased security at the rally.

Congress has oversight of the Capitol Police. If Congress wants to deal in truth, it should conduct an investigation into the reason for the absence of a riot-preventing force.

Instead, Congress, through political recriminations, is inciting division in the Country so deep that coming together again as a people may be wishful thinking.