The @FBI is warning of dozens of coordinated paramilitary plots connected to the Capitol insurrection, targeting DC & state capitals. We are in the midst of an ONGOING TERRORIST COUP PLOT. Any use of office that provides aid or comfort is unlawful. #14thAmendmentSection3
Trump worked for months to foment this insurrection in an effort, by his own words, to overturn the results of a free & fair election. ANY use of public office to provide him with any personal aid or comfort, in these circumstances, is unlawful. #18USC2384
There is, by the way, no such thing as “armed protests” that also happen to be planning to “storm” government buildings or carry out “an uprising”. This is a paramilitary coup plot. It is now nationwide & it is all traceable to Donald Trump’s incitement.…
Most who voted for Trump must be confused & upset, maybe defensive. Be upset with Trump for betraying the country, but trust that the rest of us want free & open democracy. Denounce him, admit this evil is unacceptable & let’s rebuild our civic space 100% free from violence.
If, God forbid, you are one of those people who has evidence of (any aspect, no matter how seemingly small, of) the ongoing coup plot, provide it to the FBI & stand with the rest of us to uphold a democratic republic in which the peaceful transfer of power is sacrosanct.
That evidence may take many forms. In a horrifying sign of how far we have fallen, letters have been sent from a small number of Republican local or county committees, expressing sympathy with the coup plot & saying Trump will remain in office despite losing. THAT is evidence.
You may have a friend or relative who is planning to join one of these “armed protests” or who talks about bloodshed or “an uprising” to defend Trump. That is evidence. You should prevail on that person to stay away from those planned paramilitary attack locations.

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11 Jan
No one should use powers of office to influence campaigns; they should do what is right. But since ⁦@HouseGOP⁩ seem to think it would be too risky to break from #TerroristTraitorTrump, they should rethink their notions of future electability...…
You cannot campaign as being for “law & order” if you don’t stand firm against Trump’s incitement of armed insurrection against the Constitution itself. You cannot call yourself a patriot if you don’t stand firm against the seditious conspiracy & ALL of its adherents...
You will not be able to claim the mantle of Lincoln if, when your nation was attacked by Nazis & traitors, you stood by & asked that the rest of the country try to understand them. You will not be able to call yourself conservative in any way, if you stand with coup plotters.
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