Mollie Hemingway is a genuinely despicable person. Never forget how utterly vile this crowd showed themselves to be.
To suggest that applying political accountability to a literal assault on our democracy is some sort of masturbatory lib fantasy is the kind of trash take that could only come from a person with a genuinely broken brain.
Stop wanking to this obvious political theater attempting to <checks notes> hold accountable the person who got five human beings killed and hundreds badly hurt.
Mollie's tweet shows a fathomless contempt for the lives of the riot's victims. Their lives don't really matter—what matters is viciously beating back any attempts to hold accountable the person she slavishly worshiped to climb the ladder of the right-wing fraud factory.

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