These were the words journalists were told not to use to describe the riot in Washington DC yesterday that broke into the US Capitol and killed 4 while delaying the efforts of lawmakers in the building who were confirming electoral votes and solidify a new American President. The journalist brave enough to stand and use the correct language that opens these words is MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi. Velshi’s tweet in full:
“Words I will use on TV tonight:
I am hearing from fellow journalists who are being told not to use these words. Resists attempts to censor your language. Democracy depends on bearing witness & holding power to account.”
The power accountable is none other than the current president of the United States, Donald Trump. Who held a rally during the proceedings at Capitol Hill and riled up attendees who became incensed and attacked the Capitol Building.
- Metropolitan Police (DC Police Department) were outnumbered and unprepared for the insurrection that came to the Capitol. An investigation is hopefully forthcoming into why.
- The President-Elect spoke out after the building had been breached to appeal to the incumbent in hopes President Trump would tell the domestic terrorists to go home. Trump showed in a video a few minutes later stoking the mob’s flames and finally telling them to be peaceful.
- Phone communication was difficult in and out of the Capitol during the height of the violence.
- Lawmakers hid in undisclosed locations within the building until the grounds had been cleared.
It was an attempt to circumvent the will of the People. A unilateral move by a desperate President in an election year. By a loser who will always be remembered as the sorest loser who lost so badly he turned on his own country, organized a group of radicals to support his radical ideas physically, sometimes with weapons. In attempt to overrule the results of a US election he has rallied the biggest domestic enemy known to live within and heavily oppose the balance of the United States: White Supremacy.
Not a single insurrectionist was a person of any color but white. These bearded fellows should all be prosecuted. Donald Trump ought to be impeached, prosecuted, and exiled. Exiled for dereliction of duty, inciting a riot, abuse of presidential power, sedition, negligence in response to a global virus that caused lives in the tens of thousands, and for those who have died as a result of his public conspiracy-mongering. He should lose property, the Trump name disgraced and removed from public view.
Exile this hate from office. I hope that every lawmaker who endured the Siege of the Capitol is well, and seeks justice for this betrayal of our democracy.