Bully’s pulpit

Today is Thursday. It’s also I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day.

So much for those Tweets and Facebook memes about Trump supporters not rioting when they lose an election. Good times.

Yesterday’s atrocious events are still sinking in. Democrats (and some republicans) are calling for the Vice President to begin proceedings under the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office. A Trump-supporting business group, the National Association of Manufacturers, has also released a statement advocating removing the president. Pretty extraordinary. Here’s an excerpt:

“This is sedition and should be treated as such. The outgoing president incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy. Anyone indulging conspiracy theories to raise campaign dollars is complicit. Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy.”

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have frozen the president’s accounts. Trump staff resignations are beginning. Capitol Police are going to have to answer some tough questions about their planning. I would imagine that all this looks pretty bad to our allies and friends overseas. Even Turkey, which knows a thing or two about coups, is concerned. Reminds me of this old Onion story.

And here are some photos from the siege on the Capitol. They speak for themselves.

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