Hillary Pens Monday Op-Ed Shaming Trump & His GOP Traitors

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Americans could see the building violence of a throbbing mob of Donald Trump supporters, over 10,000 strong. POTUS’ talking heads ginned them up. Then, the president spoke directly to the racist nihilist crowd and generated an even higher pitch of violence. He set his hounds from hell loose upon the shining dome of the Capitol Building. Trump wanted this politician thrown into jail. Turn about is fair play.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicted the white-supremacist grievances gone wild. She did not particularly care how Trump left office, immediately or nine days from now. But she said that he was a symptom of deeper national problems. She added that we should not be shocked by the events that took place on January 6. Here is the challenge she set forth:

Last week’s attack is cause for grief and outrage. But it should not be cause for shock. My essay in the @WashingtonPost.’

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When 9/11 happened in 2001, she was New York’s senator. The 9/11 Commission’s report summed up the problem beautifully, according to The Washington Post opinion piece she wrote:

‘The most important failure. was one of imagination. We do not believe leaders understood the gravity of the threat.’

Clinton described our “failure of imagination:”

Almost 20 years later, we are living through another failure of imagination — the failure to account for the damage that can be done to our nation by a president who incites violence, congressional leaders who fan the flames, and social media platforms that sear conspiracy theories into the minds of Trump’s supporters. Unless we confront the threats we face, we risk ensuring that last week’s events are only a prelude to an even greater tragedy.’

The former secretary pointed to the “torch-wielding militia members” who converged on Charlottesville in 2017. Trump called them “very fine people,” and a woman died, according to an earlier Washington Post article. This time, Trump had assistance:

‘[H]e had whipped a dangerous element of our country into a frenzy. His supporters began planning their insurrection, making plans to march on the Capitol and “stop the steal.” Members of Congress, including Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), encouraged them, in Brooks’s words, to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” Trump left no doubt about his wishes, in the lead-up to Jan. 6 and with his incendiary words before his mob descended.’

The violence came to all Americans last week:

‘Fanatical ideas can lead to real, even deadly harm. That’s something the people of Michigan realized last year when armed militia members plotted to kidnap their governor. It’s something Nashvillians saw when a conspiracy theorist blew up an entire city block. Now, it’s something all of America has experienced.’

Clinton highlighted that had the mob been Black, there would have been a far greater death toll:

‘It’s sobering that many people were unsurprised by what occurred last week, particularly people of color, for whom a violent mob waving Confederate flags and hanging nooses is a familiar sight in American history. Consider what we saw last June, when Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully demonstrating in Lafayette Square were met with federal officers and tear gas. If the first step toward healing and unity is honesty, that starts with recognizing that this is indeed part of who we are.’

Of course, Trump must go:

‘Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached. Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately…’

Then, there was the question of what next? She wrote:

‘The Biden administration will need to address this crisis in all its complexity and breadth, including holding technology platforms accountable, prosecuting all who broke our laws, and making public more intelligence and analysis about domestic terrorism…’

Finally, the former senator showed us what “real patriotism looks like:”

‘We have the strength, the ability and — yes — the imagination to confront what happened and ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. That’s what real patriotism looks like.’

Twitter world blew up over Clinton’s reactions. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:

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