Letter to the Editor

The actions Jan. 6 by President Trump were an attempt to undermine our democratic process by obstructing our lawful electoral process as set forth in the constitution. 

He used his position as president to incite a mob for the purpose of fomenting a coup d'etat. Make no mistake had we seen those actions in some other country it would have been labeled a “coup attempt.”

Regardless of the short time he has left in office, he must be removed immediately. He poses an obvious, serious threat to the safety and security of our nation and its citizens. His actions caused four people to die Jan. 6. Our elected officials must hold him accountable as well as those seditious senators and representatives who were also complicit in attempting to subvert our lawful election.

This is not about "taking the high road or compromise." It is about holding leadership accountable for their actions, which were reprehensible and terribly dangerous. 

This  is truly a seminal moment in the history of this country. The senate and Congress must stand for America and the constitution they took an oath to uphold. 

 

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(4) comments

ILovetheConstitution

To the Wickershams: thanks for your calm, objective words.

Here's Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to our sacred Constitution:

"No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability."

The President provoked his followers in the weeks before the Capitol riot with endless lies about the election having been 'stolen.'

The attack on the Capitol began minutes after a provocative rally by the President. That was a coincidence?

Shortly after the President made a nasty criticism of the Vice President, rioters began to chant (their words, not mine) 'HANG MIKE PENCE.' Again, a coincidence?

It is specious to justify the Capitol riot by pointing out crimes committed during Black Lives Matter protests. BLM protests were of a very different nature than the terrorist attack on January 6th. The latter was motivated by factual falsehoods; the former based on events that are a matter of public record.

BLM protests were met with brutality, while the response to the insurrection was mild. If the insurrection had been done by non-white persons, tanks would have rolled down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Even if BLM criminality and the insurrection were comparable, two wrongs don't make a right.

For the good of our beloved country, the President must be held to account, ethically and legally.

vandave

Mr. and Mrs. Wickersham, thank you for your well thought out and very well put reasoning why trump should be immediately removed. I agree completely. In addition to removal he should face multiple federal criminal charges for the insurrection he solicited from his supporters. trump relied on his supporters to carry out his seditious intent. It was a sad day for our country - the President truly did a disservice to our country and to his rabid followers.

david clark

Quit falsely accusing Trump. The house security was at fault.

And maybe even Pelosi & Democrats

(Clips from https://justthenews.com/government/congress/three-critical-questions-about-capitol-siege-remain-unanswered?)

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Just the News on Tuesday it appeared the FBI and NYPD did their job in alerting the Capitol Police, but the evidence of a pre-planned attack would undercut the current narrative that Trump had incited a spontaneous insurrection.

"By all accounts, the FBI, NYPD and other authorities did exactly what they should have done by conducting interviews and making notifications to the Washington D.C. authorities," Kerik said. "If these reports are true, you cannot incite a group that already pre-planned acts of violence by days or weeks, and it raises serious questions as to what security precautions were taken at the Capitol as a result."

...

The U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned after the attack, told The Washington Post that security officials at the House and Senate rebuffed his early request to call in the National Guard ahead of a protest.

Sund alleged that House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving was concerned with the "optics" of declaring an emergency ahead of the protests and rejected a National Guard presence.

Read the whole story at: https://justthenews.com/government/congress/three-critical-questions-about-capitol-siege-remain-unanswered?

Bob Larimer

After Americans have witnessed years and recent months of riots, even here in the Vancouver/Portland area, excused as 'protests' by media and socialist-pandering Democrats, this letter is insulting in the extreme.

Cities burning, the Federal Building in Portland breached, activists attempting to break down the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court, city blocks taken over by anarchists who supplied weapons to supporters, resulting in people being shot and killed in Seattle, looting, buildings being routinely defaced and destroyed, police cars flipped over, spray painted, burned, old people being beaten up, police precincts being taken over, roads and federal highways like Interstate 5 being blocked, all traffic shut down....this Letter writer presumes to huff and demand retribution when a few anarchist infiltrators out of tens of thousands of patriotic D.C. rally attendees break into the Capitol Building?

This changes everything?

Suddenly all Trump supporters are suspect, deserving of special punishment?

How stupid do the new, one-party totalitarians think we citizens are?

They should pedal their hateful propaganda on CNN and MSLSD and leave readers of The Reflector to draw honest, reasonable conclusions.

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