It’s one thing to be attacked from the outside, from those who want to destroy us. It’s one thing to engage in horrific rioting and looting in the streets, destroying people’s homes, businesses and lives. It’s one thing to make terrible decisions which, at the moment, seemed to some to be in the national interest. We are not a nation without flaws that have resulted in terrible consequences for a great many people.
But January 6, 2021, was different. The person who holds the office of President of the United States incited a relatively small group of his deluded believers by perpetuating lies, stoking fears and inflaming hatred, to attack the Capitol of the United States as Congress was in session to perform its constitutional duties.
Spare me the excuses, the comparisons, the rationalizations. There is no excuse. Trump incited an attack on Congress. The Capitol was breached with the cooperation of the police. The House and Senate were ransacked by people carrying Trump and confederate flags. It’s not about the building, but about the integrity of our Republic.
Today is the most unAmerican day I have ever experienced.
— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) January 6, 2021
I am outraged. I cannot believe this happened in the United States of America, not so much because I didn’t believe Trump was capable of this, but because I refused to believe that anyone could do such a thing. There was an insurrection on January 6, 2021. President Donald Trump was responsible. This cannot stand.
Edit: Some of the images of what Trump wrought. Which one is you?
— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) January 6, 2021