The insurrection that took place on January 6, as domestic terrorists stormed Capitol Hill, left me speechless and horrified. It also left me furious.
First of all, this attempted coup should not have been a surprise to anyone. Trump has been stoking fears, division, lies and conspiracy theories for years. Trump stood with this mob and egged them on. He told them he loved them.
He continues to peddle his lie that the election was stolen from him — with no negative consequences. He promises more such mayhem, both before and after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Is it any wonder that we see a civil war erupting?
Second, I watched this riot play out on TV as time seemed to stand still. Where were the scores of security forces from the National Guard, the FBI, Homeland Security, and local police to disperse and arrest this mob immediately? Why did it take so long for help to arrive? Our leaders were under siege! … [more]