As we learn more about what actually went down during the Capitol siege on the 6th, it becomes even more clear that we’re beyond lucky that there wasn’t more bloodshed and more of a horror show. Five people died in the domestic terrorist attack, including one Capitol Police officer who was reportedly beaten to death by terrorists armed with, like, fire extinguishers. Many of the terrorists were armed, they had bombs and Molotov cocktails. There was a photo of one terrorist carrying zip-tie handcuffs, and there’s much anecdotal evidence that the plan was to take hostages. Many terrorists said before and during the siege that they planned to kill Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence and other congressmen and senators. It’s also clear that the terrorists were aided by Donald Trump and high-up officials at the Pentagon, plus senior officials within the Capitol Police. It would not surprise me if there were congressmen and senators in the Wingnut Contingent who aided the terrorist attack as well. It was truly an attempted coup d’etat.
So with all of that, you would think that at the very least, there was a consensus that Donald Trump needs to go. But since this is the worst timeline, always, senior Republicans are still playing games with armed sedition and cop-killing. Lindsay Graham said last week that sure, the terrorist attack was bad and Trump is responsible for it, but Trump should get one freebie and if he does it again, then he’ll face some consequences. That has become the talking point among that crowd now. It’s beyond infuriating. Even Mike Pence apparently believes that, and Trump literally sent terrorists to the Capitol to murder him.
Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says. The source said there is some concern inside Pence’s team that there are risks to invoking the 25th Amendment or even to an impeachment process, as Trump could take some sort of rash action putting the nation at risk.
As of Saturday evening, Trump and Pence still have not spoken since the Wednesday incursion at the US Capitol that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, another source told CNN. The President has also not made any public comments denouncing death threats that have been posted on social media targeting Pence.
Pence has finally “gotten a glimpse of POTUS’s vindictiveness,” one source said, using the acronym for President of the United States. Two sources familiar with the matter say Trump is angry at Pence and Pence is disappointed and saddened by Trump. Trump put Pence in an impossible position, asking him to overturn the election results during Wednesday’s joint session of Congress. When Pence explained that he could not do that and sent a letter to members of Congress that …read more