Keep in mind that Mitch McConnell only cares about two things: personal and Republican power. If Trump is convicted, he can’t run again in 2024 and effectively, neither can GOP annoyances Hawley and Cruz. Mitch already got his tax cuts and judges. He doesn’t need Trump anymore.
So honestly, it was inevitable that Mitch would eventually seek to sideline Trump, his having outlived his usefulness. The seditious MAGA coup attempt just accelerated what would probably have eventually happened anyway by making all things Trump super toxic.
But if Mitch’s supreme cynicism and hypocrisy gets 17 Republican Senate votes on the board for conviction? We’ll take it, and go back to fighting Awful Addison the day after.
By the way, this here is some cowardly mess...

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10 Jan
The Trump insurrectionists are vowing to return to our Capitol on Inauguration Day. Know that the federal and state capitols are under serious threat. We now have a full blown terrorist movement operating inside the United States in the name of the current president. #VanillaISIS
It’s no coincidence that Trump is using the Alamo as a venue for his next putsch rally. The Alamo is where white nationalists chose Mexican Texas, which had abolished slavery, as their ground in a vicious campaign to steal land and codify slavery on it.…
And as brave Officer Sickick, who held to his oath and defended the Capitol is remembered, police around the country should be on notice: even if you sympathize with the MAGA mob politically, they don’t sympathize with you.…
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10 Jan
We have been needing to brace for that since the Sarah Palin Klan-style rallies where people screamed “kill him” regarding Barack Obama, the tea party rallies where President Obama was hung in effigy, screaming right wingers spitting on John Lewis to stop healthcare and more.
The far right hasn’t been quiet. The progenitors of the lot described above blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City. And THEIR progenitors dropped bombs on Black Wall Street, not far away. They have always been here, since the moment the Civil War was won. Wake up, at last.
The refusal to accept Black citizenship is as old as the Virginia colonies. It is the virus for which there is only one inoculation: a thorough and accurate understanding of our history and a willingness to act on that knowledge by taking the threat of white supremacy seriously.
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10 Jan
As @BeschlossDC has pointed out, the six Sedition Senators should not be seated when the new Senate convenes, per Article III of the 14th Amendment, regarding sedition... and the House seditionists should be expelled.… #SeditionCaucus #JimCrowCaucus
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9 Jan
Never ever forget: these Trump supporting terrorists, driven by the president, his people and his family, ransacked and defecated in the U.S. Capitol, threatened to kidnap or lynch members of congress, the Speaker and the vice president, and killed a cop, in an attempted coup.
And when I say killed a cop, I mean they beat a military veteran police officer protecting our Capitol in the head with a fire extinguisher. Trump and his lunatic friends getting banned off Twitter to prevent further incitement of violent mayhem is the bare minimum repercussion.
Trump fanatics are already threatening round two on January 17, 19 or on Inauguration Day on the 20th. I hope the FBI, Secret Service and the military are taking this deadly seriously since we can’t even fully trust the Capitol or Metro police to not sympathize with the bad guys.
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8 Jan
Teachers, lawyers, real estate agents ... the breadth of ordinary people you might encounter in your everyday life, having no idea what their ideology or capability for violence, mayhem and hatred is, is what's breathtaking here. Otherwise ordinary people turned insurrectionists.
The CEO of a marketing firm...…
The son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge...…
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8 Jan
Don't even mention healing until every member of the Trump insurrectionist mob who invaded our Capitol has been arrested and charged with felonies, and every official who egged it on or held back the police presence, up to and including Trump himself has been fired and charged.
After that, we can discuss healing the thousands of migrant families Stephen Miller (who in a decent world would find himself before the Hague), Trump, John Kelly and friends separated, the Muslim families kept apart by the ban and the nearly 400,000 families bereaved by covid.
We can discuss healing the Black Lives Matter activists who have been harassed and injured by police just for marching against police killing Black people at will, and the families of the two young white men shot dead by a teenager police allowed to freely roam around Kenosha.
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