The rebellion that took over the Capitol building has now thankfully been put down. Let’s be clear – no true American nationalist would promote or condone the kind of open revolution and vandalism at our nation’s Capitol that we saw today. The fact that it was incited by a sitting American President is even more shocking. President Trumps’ statement that called the rebels “special” to him and that he “loves” them only stokes the revolt. In contrast, President-elect Biden’s call for unity and rejection of this revolt should be our guiding principle. However, three things must first happen:
- All of the rebels need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, even for treason if sustained by the facts.
- Sen. Hawley and the other objectors to the Electoral College vote must immediately withdraw their objections. This is no time for political stunts.
- The next order of business for the Congress should be the impeachment and removal of President Trump for inciting sedition.
Only then can we move on to recover from this shameful day in our history.