Written by Joseph Manning, Warwick Township. This piece was first published on January 15, 2023 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author.
Word is out and Donald Trump is in trouble. The January 6th Committee released its report clearly showing that Mr. Trump is known to have a major responsibility for planning, coordinating, recruiting and directing the most egregious assault on our Democracy. He still has his base who are happy with him for now. Many in his party are following his lead in trying to paint the actions of his supporters on that infamous day as patriotic and whose actions on that day were perfectly legitimate. Pure nonsense.
There are those in Congress who would like this to go away. With their fingerprints all over the events of Jan. 6 and their false claims, they are now trying to rewrite the events of that day. When President Joe Biden recently awarded 14 individuals with the Presidential Citizens Medal, only one Republican showed up to support the brave men and women who defended the U.S. Capitol from those who wished to seize it. Meanwhile, some Republicans have sought to prevent the Jan. 6 records from going to the National Archives.
But the result of the midterm elections shows us that many Americans, and I suspect many who voted for him for president, are fed up with his often bizarre, always juvenile behavior. He is a bully who should go to trial for his part in fomenting of the January 6 Insurrection. Anything less is unconscionable and dangerous. I encourage all to read the report.
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