The riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was violent, deadly, costly, illegal and incited. It was an attempted Coup D’Etat, which is French for an insurrection.

A total of 140 officers were injured and 38 tested positive for the coronavirus after the riot. Five people died as a result of this “peaceful” protest. (Nytimes.com) The damage to the Capitol Building is estimated at $1.5 million dollars (washingtonpost.com) A total of 642 people have been charged with a variety of crimes associated with their actions on that day. 570 have been arrested. A full list of them all can be found on line. (FBI.gov) There is little evidence that the attack was coordinated as per the FBI report at the end of August 2021. (Reuters.com) Yet Donald Trumps own words point to a President that was urging his supporters to protest.

“Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 election. Big protest in DC on Jan. 6th. Be there, will be wild!” Trump tweeted 12/20/20.

Trump then gave a speech in front of the White House on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021 encouraging his supporters to “fight”. He is quoted as sting that , “We will never give up, we will never concede.” He then called Democratic victories “explosions of bullshit.” (Reuters.com)

The only heroes on Jan. 6, 2021 were the Capitol and the Metropolitan Police forces that were trying to protect the Capitol and the Senators and Congressmen and women who came back that same night to confirm President Joseph Biden’s victory through the Electoral College Vote. Final tally: Biden 306 Trump 232. Joseph Biden became the 46th President of the United States of America.

Donald Trump lost the election. He was impeached over his role of inciting violence on that day. He should never be eligible to run for office again. He is a traitor to the United States Constitution and the United States of America. He does not support a democratic process. Unless he wins.

The Jan. 6, 2021 riot was not a peaceful protest. Those arrested and charged belong in jail. Donald Trump lost the 2020 US Presidential election. He continues to lie about having the election stolen from him. It is unclear when we as a country can move forward together when only 18% of Republicans, including most of the people reading this letter, believe that “Joe Biden won fair and square.” (8/4/21, news.yahoo.com)

Gregory Jarrin, MD,

Whiteriver

(3) comments

phxnative54

Dr. Jarris, thank you again for your clear views. It must be added that those who continue to support the Insurrectionist-in-Chief, fly his flag, and believe he won the election are accessories to the crime and show themselves as traitors to the United States of America. (The Confederacy comes to mind.)

cakeman

Call it what it was, and still is:"Domestic Terrorists".

ronzim

These past few years, I have written about the growing consolidation of power by those who cannot tolerate America’s emerging demographic reality: In a democratic republic with universal suffrage and full access to voting, the white power structure in America cannot be sustained at the ballot box. They have therefore deployed immense wealth and extra-legal means to seize power by massive disinformation campaigns and state laws which deny persons of colour, the poor and other not White Nationalist Republicans their full voting rights, with the tacit approval, thus far, of the Roberts court. This consolidation reached its apex during the prior administration and is now so deeply and broadly entrenched that it cannot be reversed at the ballot box because the fruit of that tree is poisoned by the very denial of voting rights. Catch 22.

If a new voting rights act is not passed by congress, it will therefore fall to a very small group of elected officials to protect the Republic. First, the current leadership of both houses must assert extraordinary means to prevent seizure of those bodies. Following the 2022 mid-terms, they should decline to seat any claimant from any state which has in effect laws which supervene the democratic process and allow for the reversal or selective counting of any election for federal office, by those opposed to democracy.

Second, following the 2024 election, Vice President Harris must refuse to certify, any presidential Electoral College votes from those same sources, identified above. Such states will have no vote either way. In both of these cases, these processes must also be declared to be beyond judicial review, if SCOTUS has not yet been rebalanced by expansion or such laws have been ruled unconstitutional.

The alternative is unthinkable.

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