All due respect to Dr. Lepore, this is maddeningly naive. Trump was not “democratically elected.” His party has explicitly rejected democracy. If by some miracle they are defeated, they must be exposed and brought to justice in full view. washingtonpost.com/outlook/truth-…
The Democrats tried this by giving the GOP a pass on their war crimes in Iraq. The thanks they got was to somehow get blamed, Alice in Wonderland style, for the war themselves.

If they don’t pursue justice, Biden will somehow get blamed for Trumpism himself. Just watch.
This is who the Trumpers are. They cannot be reasoned with. They can only be defeated.

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