February 11, 2021

I am listening to coverage of the impeachment. Are you paying attention?

Were you aware of former president Trump’s tweets leading up to the January 6 invasion of Congress? Were you aware of his speech to the crowd gathered on January 6, just before they became a violent mob storming Congress?

If not, why not? If so, why have you said nothing to counter Trump’s lies about election fraud and his vicious rhetoric?

These supporters of former president Trump built a gallows with noose on the west side of the U.S. Capitol and rioted through the halls of Congress, attacking the Capitol policemen who were protecting you. This mob killed officer Brian Sicknick. Former president Trump invited them and incited them. Officer Sicknick’s blood is on his hands.

And officer Sicknick’s blood is on your hands as well, if you do nothing.

How can you not vote to convict? This man repeatedly lied about election fraud, used his lies to whip his supporters into a murderous frenzy, and sent those supporters to the Capitol in a violent insurrection. He should never hold office again.

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