Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Did you ever?

Did you ever think you would live to witness a President of the United States try to pressure a state official (the Georgia Secretary of State) into changing election results so said president (who, two months after the election and two weeks before he has to leave office whether he likes it or not) might be able to overturn the will of the people?  

Or did you ever think you would live to witness a President of the United States say he is counting on his vice president, who will preside over a joint session of Congress tomorrow to confirm the Electoral College votes, as set forth in our Constitution, to disrupt the process so that the Constitutional process, not to mention democracy itself, are thwarted? 

I have been patient with Trump supporters. I've told myself they follow their consciences just as I do. But how do you support this? It's a question I would like to ask the two senators from my state (I refuse to call them "my" senators) who have pledged to disrupt the process tomorrow, which has firmly assured I will never cast a vote for either of them.  

It's about so much more than Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative. 

I've seen a lot in my life. But I've never seen anything like this. 


Ed said...

A good friend and I who talk politics and I got to talking about Trump and his integrity several years ago and I bet him that not only would Trump be impeached but he would be the first president every to be impeached twice because I knew with the Senate behind him, he wasn't likely to be removed.

Had he not lost the recent election, I still think I would collect on that bet. As it is, I don't think there is enough time for an impeachment process, even in the House. But I didn't think the Senate would have enough time to confirm another Supreme Court Justice and was proved wrong.

Bob said...

There are rumblings about that very thing, Ed, but I don’t think it’s worth the effort. Let’s just get him out of there and move on.

Ed said...

That's my thoughts too. Just get Biden in office and pretend this was all a bad memory and hopefully it will be a lesson learned for everyone.

Jeff said...

This has been one surreal week!

Andrew said...

I can't say I ever thought I would see it... but, given the past 4 years, neither am I surprised.