It was nearly two weeks ago that Jill and I paid our respects to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who laid in honor in the Rotunda after losing his life protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob on January 6, 2021.
Today, 57 Senators – including a record 7 Republicans – voted to find former President Trump guilty for inciting that deadly insurrection on our very democracy. The Senate vote followed the bipartisan vote to impeach him by the House of Representatives. While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute. Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the violence unleashed on the Capitol.
Tonight, I am thinking about those who bravely stood guard that January day. I’m thinking about all those who lost their lives, all those whose lives were threatened, and all those who are still today living with terror they lived through that day. And I’m thinking of those who demonstrated the courage to protect the integrity of our democracy – Democrats and Republicans, election officials and judges, elected representatives and poll workers – before and after the election.
This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.
That is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake together. As the United States of America.
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: Guilty or Not Guilty (Article of Impeachment Against Former President Donald John Trump)
Vote Number: 59
Vote Date: February 13, 2021, 03:39 PM
Required For Majority: 2/3 Vote
Result: Not Guilty
Measure Number: H.Res. 24 (A resolution impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.)
Measure Title: A resolution impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today after voting against the conviction of former President Donald Trump:
“I said before this trial started that I believe the constitutional purpose for presidential impeachment is to remove a president from office, not to punish a person after they have left office. None of the arguments presented changed my view that this was an unconstitutional proceeding. Impeachment is not a tool that should be used to settle political scores against a private citizen.”
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
Senator Hawley Press Office @SenHawleyPress
“You’re not going to get anything but condemnation from me for what happened with those criminals at the Capitol,” Hawley says on @FaulknerFocus. “But that doesn’t make this trial any more legitimate than it is, which is totally illegitimate. No basis in the Constitution.”
[….] 11:54 AM · Feb 11, 2021
Some of the comments:
@YaleLawSch @abaesq @mobarnews @SenSchumer @LeaderMcConnell @HawleyMO is a seditionist who violated his oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Revoke, disbar, expel. And prosecute.
Hawley didn’t address those who invaded the Capitol. He didn’t say,“Friends, I’m making your arguments on the floor, but what you’re doing is wrong. You must leave.” Why didn’t he speak to the crowd? Did he not understand his own people? Or did he understand them all too well?
Your colleagues voted, it is constitutional. Unless you’re not into democracy that is.
Raising your fist in solidarity to the violent mob and sitting in the gallery w your feet up while your colleagues describe the murder and destruction they committed and your refusal to hold trump accountable seems to say you don’t condemn it
He not only does not condemn it, he supports it.
@HawleyMO what do you know about constitutional legitimacy, when you spent all your time in the Senate saying “no” and playing Candy Crush?
Not true–it’s completely constitutional…would make no sense for it to be okay for a president to incite an insurrection but be let of the hook because he did it in January As Rep Raskin said there is no January exception!
That argument was put to bed 56-44. You were there, in the minority, but the question is settled and no longer an excuse to acquit.
By “condemnation” does Josh mean that wishy-washy “hey guys, we need to stop the violence” tweet from January? Because the only thing Josh has really condemned since he tried to overturn the election was the loss of his book deal.
As a member of congress it is more unconstitutional to argue the unconstitutionality of the Congress taking on it constitutional duties. The vote was made. The trial is ongoing. The VERY LEAST you can is care. You just want to be right.
The Constitution grants the Senate the sole power to try impeachment.
The Constitution makes no exceptions to that power.
All means all.
Trump was impeached while in office.
The Senate is required to try it.
The Senate voted that it has Constitutional authority.
Senator, John Quincy Adams, Founders, & your law professors disagree. Can your staff not help you balance your response? Only the Senate can hold Trump and future presidents accountable. To acquit weakens the Senate’s power in the future and it encourages others to ignore the law
This is not a symbol of condemnation.
“Profiles in Cowardice”, a 2022 book about the US Senators who stood with the cop-killing seditionists and turned their backs on America.
The question of Constitutionality is resolved. The only question before you now is… guilty or not. [….]
Great game of what-aboutism! Thumbs up buddy! Good job inciting violence and for feeling no remorse. You’re a winner!
Joshie trying to pin the trial on a faux procedural point so he can excuse his failure as a senator.
I’m just glad you’ve copped to only representing Republicans.
I guess you won’t need to vote then. Wouldn’t want you participating in anything unconstitutional so as to give it credibility.
We don’t need anything from you because you incited the insurrection. Uh-oh.
Here’s Hawley condemning the mob.
Just saying things doesn’t make them true.
“The election was stolen!”
“No basis in the Constitution”
One false statement after another from @SenHawleyPress
He is just scared of offending Trump. Even though he has the ability to rid himself and the Republicans of Trump by disqualifying him from ever holding office again. Will he do it… probably not. Trump already castrated him and other long ago.
That sentence is mushy.
…not going to get anything but condemnation from me for what happened with those criminals?…
But I haven’t heard him condemn the Big Lie. Instead he continued with it on January 6, objecting to another state’s electoral votes.
@HawleyMO #Gaslighting as usual. As if WE THE PEOPLE don’t know HE knows full well that the #ImpeachmentTrial is in fact #Consitutional. One might even say it is #totallyappropriate.
This is like interviewing Al-Qaeda for their thoughts on 9/11.
56 to 44 vote that it was constitutional. Articles filed on 1/13. Trump was holding office. McConnell delayed trial. Clearly, Missouri deserves better!
Clearly, Hawley sees himself fundamentally as a party functionary, not a member of the representative government.
You left out the part about needing to find your soul.
Making quite a name for yourself. Not gonna be pretty.
Excuse me but your opportunism is showing. (Missouri resident that does not support you.)
The Senate, as a body, has considered this. In its sole power, it has determined it *does* have Constitutional authority. In our system of government, that decision is binding on you. Your vote on guilt is required. Your oath of office & your impeachment oath both require it.
To Hawley Staffers: Remember how you felt on Jan 6th? How you ran & hid from the mob? It’s your time to tell Josh to vote Guilty for the person who sent them. If you didn’t run & hide like other staffers, then you knew they weren’t coming for you, which makes Josh guilty too.
There Is No Defense—Only Complicity
As much as you try you will never play with the big boys Joshie.
Social media team…what does Josh think would actually be cause for impeachment and conviction?? Because if this doesn’t do it, I cannot fathom a situation that does. We should just eliminate from the Constitution.
Apparently lying about a blow job is impeachable to these nut cases
That’s not what every constitutional lawyer says.
So, SenHawley is rejecting the decision of the Senate who litigated the Constitutionality of the jurisdiction question and bipartisanly voted that they do have jurisdiction. Hawley should therefore be removed from the Senate immediately.
Hawley’s legal position represents a fringe view that is contrary to history, contrary to precedent and roundly rejected by legal authorities from both parties. It is a sham. Josh was for the seditious mob on Jan. 6. He remains for the seditious mob today. He should be removed
Lindsay Wise @lindsaywise
Missouri Sen. @RoyBlunt: “I’m not a lawyer, but I didn’t see a case there that a prosecutor can make in court against the president.” 7:29 PM · Feb 10, 2021
Two thoughts, @RoyBlunt. First, it’s an impeachment trial, not a trial in a court of law. Second, nobody can make you see what you don’t want to see — no matter how obvious the conclusion.
And with that kind of analysis Blunt is not going to be a lawyer, as he gets an F in criminal law, in tort law, in conspiracy law, in causation and on and on.
I guess being from the Show-Me state doesn’t mean one always comprehends what they are shown….
First, Blunt is wrong.
Second, Senator Blunt doesn’t seem to understand that the standard for impeachment is high crime and misdemeanor and that is different from a case one could make in a court of law. I expect nothing more from a Republican.
@RoyBlunt it isn’t a real trial. It’s a proceeding to show the president violated his oath of office and that if not for him, 7 people would still be alive and our democracy wouldn’t have been in danger.
Does that help?
Cuz if it was a real trial, it would be a death penalty capital case – this is also a trial about a cop killing.
I’m not a lawyer but I saw a compelling case. You are on the wrong side of history @RoyBlunt
I’m not a lawyer, either. But I’ve been a juror. I’d say the evidence presented so far is pretty compelling.
“How do we really know that Charlie Manson asked those kids to kill those people. I just don’t see the smoking gun.”
You mean against the guy behind the curtain surrounded by smoking guns? Beyond the spectacle of the mob behavior, the cause & effect need proving?
Not a lawyer, not a real senator, not a man…check, check, and check.
That’s maybe why he isn’t a lawyer?
Yep, you’re not a lawyer, Archie Bunker Roy
That’s why he’s not a lawyer
No, you are an eloquent coward, Senator
What a joke. Roy Blunt has 0 integrity. An actual jury would convict in about 30 minutes.
One day it is a real trial, the next day it isn’t a real trial.
This impeachment thing gets to be twisted any way these boot lickers want it to be.
The president incited an assault on a joint session of congress to stop the certification of the election he lost. Your oath to protect the constitution from domestic enemies applies here.
Maybe if you were a lawyer, you could see a case against Ex-Pres Trump in court. But you are not, and this isn’t a case in court. You are a juror in an Impeachment trial. Stop talking and listen, really listen, and do the right thing. So help you God.
Mr. Blunt…you don’t want to see a case! You are a Trump boot licker and lack the courage to do the right thing. We see you and will vote you out in 2022.
Roy, this isn’t a court of law you waste of space and traitor.
What would it take for you to care about your oath to the Constitution, Roy Blunt? Because if these actions don’t do it, you are incapable of it and, therefore, unfit to serve. You and the whole sorry lot of your GQP colleagues are a disgrace to democracy.
.@GarrettHaake discusses Sen. Hawley’s conduct on the second day of fmr. President Trump’s impeachment trial: “He’s been sitting with his legs up on the seat in front of him, essentially reading non-related material.”
[….] 1:19 PM · Feb 10, 2021
Some of the responses:
Hawley told my colleague @JulieNBCNews that he was reading the trial briefs while in the gallery.
Can he comprehend? So far the signs are not good.
Not paying attention to the actual case he is supposed to be a juror for because he was too busy reading the briefs? Like reading Cliff Notes before a big test on Chaucer?
This is a jury trial, and Hawley is a member of the jury. Therefore, if he is not paying any attention to the case being presented, he should be removed.
I’m starting to hate Hawley as I much as I hate Cruz
Hawley knows the truth. He chooses to ignore it. That’s the worst part.
And he’s making it clear, despite the facts, he has zero worry about accountability.
It’s remarkable how our political system elevates and rewards people who have so much contempt for our system. People like Hawley think the system serves them.
Well, it always has.
And he made sure the press noticed, because it is all a big show to him
And on and on…
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Today Democrats launched their unconstitutional impeachment trial while President Biden cancels thousands of working class jobs across this country. Americans deserve better 7:34 PM · Feb 9, 2021
Tell it to the microphones:
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
Some of the responses:
Trump knew the capitol building was under attack, and that Pelosi, Schumer and hoyer were begging the governor of MD for assistance. He denied it for 2+ hours. According to us code, assisting in rebellion is insurrection.
[….] This game is called which human insecurity is Josh Hawley trying to exploit for political gain TODAY?
False: The impeachment is constitutional, that is why they voted in the Senate today. U were there so u know. President Biden’s initiatives will create millions of clean sustainable jobs.
We definitely deserve better than someone who showed a fist in solidarity with rioters.
Missourians deserve better
Really where? You GQP want to go back to horse & buggy days and coal furnaces. Americans want clean energy. Clean water air and less illness. Unfortunately, GQP have canceled science. Science has always been superior in the US but not for the GQP it’s a threat. Get over it.
There was a bite in this. Apparently 6 Republicans didn’t agree with you.
Sit down Senator Proud Boy
[….]You saluted neo-Nazis. But go on and try to talk about American values.[….]
You need to know that the 81 million of us that came out and defeated Donald Trump are going to come out and defeat you if you even *think* about running for the presidency.
Josh, it was Mitch who refused to vote on impeachment before Trump left DC, so this is an extra cynical cup of hogwash.
We absolutely deserve better than whiny, phony sycophants like you who peddled the big lie encouraging violent insurrectionists to storm the capitol to execute the VP and members of Congress. There’s blood on your hands. Resign!
You’re guilty too
Where did you go to law school again? I think you should ask for a refund.
Senate votes trial constitutional. Go sit down.
I thought you were being silenced. Everywhere I look I end up reading one of your rants.
“Repeat the lie until it becomes true” eh, Josh? I am not an exceptionally intelligent man and I see through you. If your voters can’t, they must be exceptionally unintelligent.
I’ll explain this again. Your argument essentially is saying the Founders were idiots. That they didn’t see the loophole. They included two remedies, removal AND disqualification. They saw that there may need to be accountability trials of former officials.
I’m not for sure why you post Josh. You get very few positive replies. Maybe if you moved back to Missouri people might like you better
He’s so starved for attention that he doesn’t care if it’s good or bad attention.
Imagine thinking anyone listened to your constitutional opinions anymore.
We need more of you to be Patriots and save our country from the elite and the rich liberals that want to destroy our country!
Thank you Josh
There are so many of “them”.
We deserve better than you, that’s for sure. #MOdeservesbetter
I wish you could feel shame.
Hawley prefers his alternative universe to reality.
I see that your insurrection fist is still high in the air.
They certainly deserve better than having you represent them.
Senator Roy Blunt
January 26 at 2:45 PM ·
Statement on my vote to declare it unconstitutional for the Senate to proceed with an impeachment trial of a president who is no longer in office:
“I believe the constitutional purpose for presidential impeachment is to remove a president from office, not to punish a person after they have left office. No consideration was given to impeaching President Nixon when he resigned in 1974. The Constitution hasn’t changed and the Congress should not set a new, destructive precedent.”
Some of the responses:
How about removing his secret service protection after he spent his term making money off them. How about making sure he can’t run again. And most importantly, keeping him from getting intelligence briefings that he can’t be trusted to keep secret. Are those things worth doing?
I disagree Senator
You are helping to perpetuate the myth that trump won, and I suspect there will come a time when you will regret helping to destroy the Republican Party.
The house impeached him before he got out and the first time he should have been removed this was a unforgivable move on his part you cannot let him get by with this do your job
So, the president can not be held accountable while in office, because he is in office, and he can’t be held accountable when he leaves office, because he has left office. Using your logic, EVERY president is in fact a king or ruler, answerable to no one. Remember that when the Democrats use it against the Republicans.
So let me get this right(correct) – The senate decided to hold the impeachment trial after the inauguration so as not to disrupt the inauguration. Now, impeachment is wrong because he is no longer president. He was not going to be president on February 8th when Moscow Mitch decided that it was best to wait. So maybe Mitch should be tried for being an accomplice to Trump’s insurrection.
This guy is freaking nuts. He definitely needs to go.
I guess Roy doesn’t understand the constitution, but hey whatever.
Trump did incite an insurrection against the United States. That is a fact. And the Republican Party has supported him in all his antiAmerican behavior. Watching you stand behind Trumps shoulder in front of the cameras was always disappointing to me as a citizen of MO. You have been on the wrong side of all the care that we as a nation has taken to better our world. You will never have my vote, and I pray that you will have second thoughts about your backing of Trump, and instead back our country.
If only we had some arm of the government who’s job it was entirely to decide constitutionality…. oh wait isn’t that the Supreme courts job?
Pretty crazy were in a time where “unconstitutional” has become a catchall for anything Republicans don’t agree with. Lost an election, disagree with a long established policy, different point of view? Unconstitutional.
I say if the Senators do not want to do their jobs, just resign. In the years to come we will all find out exactly why all the GOP people are so terrified of #45. I remember the look on all their faces 4 years ago. The GOP party has lost their minds hopefully the conservatives will renew their fate in their party. Right now they look like fish on shore flopping around. Pitiful looking cowards for not doing their job!!!
So as a US Senator you choose to IGNORE and LOOK THE OTHER WAY when trump, the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES incited insurrection BY URGING his followers to storm and destroy the U S Capital – SEAT OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY? YOU ARE NOT A PATRIOT.
Except he was in office when he did what he did, and the whole point is to keep history from repeating itself with another Trump campaign. Weird how anything the right disagrees with suddenly becomes “unconstitutional”.
I’m incredibly tired of Republican stall tactics that block legislative actions and enable individuals to avoid consequences. Former President Trump should be held accountable despite Mitch McConnell’s insistence on waiting until the day before Trump left office to accept the articles of impeachment from the House. We ARE paying attention and will vote accordingly in the mid-terms. If anyone believes Trump is done causing trouble they are wrong. Now is the time to stop this blight on our democracy.
Disagree. The destructive precedent is to ignore the dangerous actions of someone holding or having held the office of President. Maybe your position is guided by self-interest
Congress needs to follow through, and provide consequences for actions that led to some tragic events. They need to act accordingly to show future generations that behavior such as Trump’s and his cronies is not acceptable, and that there are consequences. To say, yeah well he’s gone now is also not acceptable and the process needs to be completed.
Fuck you Roy. Don’t you have anything else better to do? You fucking waste of space
There is whole list of people that need to be held accountable. Everyone is responsible for their own deeds and words.
Fuck all the way off man
For 4 years you have condoned everything that Trump has done. I believe that makes you just as guilty as Trump for the Jan 6, 2020 attempt to overthrow the will of the people. If you can’t prosecute Trump because he is no longer the president, then every politician that commits a crime while in office merely needs to resign and then you would say it’s too late to prosecute and for the sake of unifying the Country we need to just forget about it and move on. Get real Senator.
Without accountability there is no justice. Do your job Senator. If this was not an impeachable offense, what is?
Given the fact that we’ve impeached people who’ve left office before, your “belief” is obviously self-serving bullshit. You are giving license to future office holders to break the law, betray the country, and act horribly without possible consequences. You are a terrible human being.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement this afternoon rejecting the House’s vote on an article of impeachment against President Trump:
“America is hurting. After a year of riots in our streets, COVID restrictions and health challenges, and a contentious election, our citizens need healing — not further actions which tear us apart. This latest push by Speaker Pelosi and Democrats to impeach a duly-elected president seven days shy of leaving office does nothing to bridge this gap or work towards President-elect Biden’s declared ‘Unity’ message, instead further dividing our nation.
It’s already been made clear: Congress certified the 2020 presidential results and this election is over. We owe it to our nation to move past these divisive tactics and work towards bringing America — and our communities — together.”
But America will only heal when those that seek to tear it apart have been punished appropriately.
That’s called Law and Order.
You should make yourself aware of the concept.
And it should apply to everyone equally.
Investigate, charge, and sentence every traitor to the maximum penalty under the law.
Be they Congress members, members of the executive or judicial branches or average Americans.
No one is above the law, especially traitors.
You helped tear us apart by spreading the misinformation about election fraud. SHAME ON YOU!
I’ll explain this to you in terms from personal knowledge, @RepHartzler: Healing comes after the cancer is removed, not when the tumor is still inside the body.
Nonsense. America needs strength, not capitulation.
And true strength would be recognizing that #WhiteSupremacyIsTerorrism.
I needed you to vote for impeachment.
You tried to help overthrow the government, Vicky
Healing begins by removing Trump from power. We can unify behind agreeing that his words and their actions were not acceptable.
Actions need to have consequences, Vicky.
We owe it to our nation to drive those who would seek to violently overthrow our “nation of laws” into the light where they can be held accountable, or they will continue to fester until they do it again.
We don’t negotiate with terrorists. Even if they’re our white neighbors.
America is hurting because—after the sacking of the Capitol—the likes of @RepHartzler voted to deny Arizona and Pennsylvania citizens the right to choose their own electors…on the basis, shamefully, of Trump’s big lie of election “theft”.
This is just driving me mad. You pushed and pushed and pushed when it was unprovable and non-existent fraud, but now as soon as the tables are turned we hear…
“Bullshit” is what it is.
Before wounds can be healed they must be cleaned. Before this nation can heal there must be accountability. I’m sorry – and I mean that – that this seems to escape you.
You encouraged a mob to try to over turn an election.
No healing without contrition.
If you can not see that you are supporting a criminal then you should not be in the position you are in. I’m all for unity, but, im also in support of seeing criminals punished.
So we “needed” false election misinformation pretending Trump won inciting division and mistrust but now we don’t need to hold criminals accountable
Kumbaya is a few weeks & a call to decertify too late. You can’t back pedal calls to fight and combat. Consequating insurrection isn’t the divisive act or theater here, it’s justice. The divisiveness was feeding a narrative that the election wasn’t legit. You are complicit.
We need justice. Republicans lied about outcome of a free and fair election for months. Then called a mob to DC, told mob to go into combat, and tweeted location of Speaker as mob was yelling threats to harm her. Only way we move forward is to prosecute every criminal in GOP
After everything you’ve said? Really?! Yeah…no. Impeach.
Local woman more afraid of being primaried than of the potential long term consequences of breaking her oath to defend the US Constitution.
No moving past the insurrection until all parties involved are punished.
How dare you call impeachment “divisive?” You know what’s divisive? An attack on the capitol – which you enabled with your lies, Vicky.
This is called accountability. Your words are hollow. As a Missourian, I am ashamed of you. History will despise you, and you deserve it.
There can be no unity without accountability.
You disgust me. You always have.
A few of the Facebook comments on the same press release:
I am heartbroken to see our nation as it is today. I wish people could realize we are all Americans wanting to live each day as peacefully as possible. This impeachment is just driving our nation further apart. We have witnessed for 4 years the hate Pelosi & the Democratic’s have had for President Trump. They wouldn’t even let him actually be the president he could have been , from the first day he took office.in all my years I have never seen such treatment of a president. I pray for calm , and a dignified transfer of power. May God Bless America!
What color is the sky in their world?
I thank you so much Congresswoman Hartzler, for your comments. Yes, AMERICA HAS BEEN THROUGH AN AWFUL TIME! I wish we could heal, but the truth is, that isn’t what certain Democrats want to happen. I dread what lies ahead under their leadership….
A taco truck on every corner.
Agree and further more this is doing the same thing that the Democrats are accusing President Trump of doing. Such hypocrisy and it needs to end. What good is coming from this? None except for driving the wedge further and invoking more of what has been happening for the last 4 years. Unity does NOT equal conforming everyone to one view.
Not to mention how blatantly Socialistic/Communistic those on the Democratic side have said time after time that they are GOING to make our Country into . I didn’t serve in the United States Marine Corps to simply walk away from this kind of Tyranny . Our Freedom and our Rights are being Choked to Death !! Mrs Hartzler I respect what your saying but the Truth is the new administration is not and will not be thinking of the people of this Country they will only think of pandering to other countries to pad their bank accounts
Vicki I honestly dont know how its possible to unify the country with Pelosi, Schumer and Harris at the controls of Congress. Good luck and God bless
Wait, isn’t it supposed to be Vicky?
it is clear that there is an attempt by the Democrats to have one party only. From boycotting firms that provided support to the President or Republicans to BLM/Antifa riots in multiple cities simultaneously with bussed-in agitators, to main stream media collusion instead of reporting.
You’re right,they incited riots by telling Dems to push back at us and run us out of restaurants, etc. then violence kept going by them.
Have you tried curbside pickup?
And we haven’t spent the last 4 years cleaning up the mess from obuma, and his senile partner?
Now we’re going to see how bad that senile old buffoon can really screw things up!
God help us!
A hug won’t work on this one.
I don’t think we should ever embrace evil and call it unity! What has happened to common sense, I know it has turned to radical socialism! Many people know it was Antifa acting like Trump supporters and NOT Trump supporters . The corruption is so deep we have brain washed millions of people! May God have mercy on America.
How can we possibly unite and possibly heal after the way they have treated President Trump the last four years, how?
YOU DEMOS ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO LEAVE AMERICA AND GO TO A COMMUNIST COUNTRY AND LEAVE AMERICA ALONE YOU ALL ARE EVIL AND GODS GOT YOUR #!!!
It’s a special device, the knobs go to 11.
I completely agree. Democrats (including Biden) are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. On one hand they say “it is time to move forward and heal the nation” and on the other side they say inflammatory remarks such as Pelosi saying that those who are Trump supporters are racists. Biden went so far as to compare one politician (I think it was Josh Hawley?) to the infamous Nazi butcher, Dr.Joseph Goebbels. What the heck?!! Under any circumstances is that comparison right, fair or just! Dr. Goebbels committed vile, heinous acts on human beings. Such comments are made to shut down dissent. When I hear prominent politicians making those kinds of remarks, it does nothing towards healing our nation! In fact, it shows the opposite, that they really have no intention of trying to heal our nation. They would rather continue to feed the very tension they say the Republicans are guilty of. As far as I’m concerned, the Democrats are equally to blame for the tempers and tensions that have been flaring up since the election. Actions speak louder than words. In other words, I’ll believe it when I see it!
“…We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…”