Even after Donald Trump’s insurgents killed and overcame Capitol Police, over 140 Republican members of the House and especially two Republican senators, Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) supported POTUS. General Colin Powell was utterly disgusted with them.
MSNBC’s Analyst and Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi said that the FBI went to visit some of the worst of the worst, so it could have been worse. He added:
‘It appears they are planning something for the future.’
Sunday morning, Colin Powell appeared on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. He was one of the few brave who was willing to stand up to the temporary president, even with less than 10 days to serve. Many Republicans want to wait in the hopes that the mad king of Washington DC will just ride it out, but that is in a word, stupid. Look what Trump managed to accomplish in just one day. This could well be his warning shot.
Zakaria introduced his guest, the former secretary of State, a four-star general who served 35 years in the military. He asked the general whether this was a moment for accountability or a moment for healing.
Powell responded immediately, for accountability and to heal. He said:
‘We need to place the blame on those who were wrong. At the same time, I have no fear for our country. We have three parts of the government of the same party.’
The former secretary of State said that he had known the man who would be president in a little over a week for a long time, but first, they needed to get Trump “clearly out of this:”
‘The sooner the better. Leave, resign, retire. Then, we can start again, but we need to convince our citizens to change our society again. We can’t be running around with guns. I saw a whole line of people with machine guns. Why is that acceptable?
‘Trump launched a tirade on Mr. Obama, that he was born in another country. We knew. It was obviously provable, but (POTUS) was using it. Why? He (President Obama) was a Black guy. We need to change all that to get back on track. Our democracy [with a] small “d.” I have such confidence in our country.
‘I am concerned we bring all of our citizens together. The challenge is how do we bring them along? We need to help them come back and join us. We can argue, debate, but we must love one other as Americans. That is something to be proud of.’
Then, Zakaria asked him if he supported impeachment?
‘If I was a senator, of course…But We have 10 days left, and then he is gone.’
After that, the host asked if the Republicans’ dynamic was broken. Did they encourage the wildness to grow? Powell was critical of his fellow Republicans. He called them out for “cozying up to” Trump and refusing to condemn him:
‘Do they understand? I’m no longer a follower of anything. I’m a citizen, neither Republican or Democrat. I’m not concerned with parties. I don’t know how he (Trump) attracted all these people (Republicans). they were taken by their political standing. The Republicans (lawmakers) would not take a political risk. We need people to speak the truth. To be here for our fellow citizens, our country.
‘Here in our country, it is not simply about getting reelected. They can go into the private market. Be real Americans. We need trust, truth. Argue the basis facts versus their primary.’
‘Colin Powell: “I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican.”
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport’
Colin Powell: “I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican.” pic.twitter.com/6xGnzeUg4Y
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 10, 2021
Twitter world went nuts. Take a look at all these wonderful American nuggets of truth below:
BIDEN: “[Trump] indicated he wasn’t going to show up at the inauguration. One of the few things he and I ever agreed on. …He’s been an embarrassment to the country…not worthy to hold that office. If we were 6 months out we should be moving everything to get him out of office.” pic.twitter.com/J5KmhDDYSv
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 8, 2021
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