It is happening. Protesters supporting Mr. Trump have breached the US Capital building, disrupting the certification process of the Elector College vote. Both the House and Senate are being forced into recess. And the Capital building itself is in lockdown.
What will happen next is anybody’s guess. But one thing is for sure, the scene is usually seen elsewhere around the world but not in the US. Obviously, a tense situation that can touch off serious consequences. And Mr. Trump is directly responsible for encouraging the protesters’ actions.
Talking about a lose-lose proposition, Mr. Trump’s scorching earth tactic is making a mockery of American Democracy and us the laughing stock around the world! Thanks Mr. President. Not.
Update – New York Times footage of the rioters storming the Capital
We have ceded the high ground and can no longer lecture dictators about democracy.
We are no longer the shining city on a hill. We are a shabby run-down shack in the gulch.
Millions of Americans think what happened yesterday was the right thing to do.
How do we deal with that? These people no longer believe in Democracy. They no longer seem to believe in the truth and facts.
We cannot ignore this. It wont just go away. But I have no idea as to how to deal with this.
Do not despair, Andy. I believe the majority of the country is not like the rioters that stormed the Capital. Those were actions by a small group of extremists. Not everyone voted for Trump agreed nor followed the unlawful act and disorderly conduct exhibited yesterday.
Even folks at the White House are separating themselves by resigning and in Congress by withdrawing their objections to the Electoral College vote. But to me what Trump would do in the next two weeks are more disconcerting.
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