Six people, thus far, have died as a result of the militants who marched to our nation’s Capitol, breached the building, and poured inside. Yet, the crowd moved its collective head back and forth, trying to smell where the prey had fled. With mob stupidity, the quick thinking of a Capitol police officer led them away from the Senate.
Scott MacFarlane broke the news that a Louisana state politician stood on the stage before Donald Trump’s massive, undulating mob. The anger rose off of them in palatable waves. He tweeted:
‘NEW: US House Democrats introduce resolution to formally censure REP. MO BROOKS (R-AL) for “inciting violence” in speech Jan 6 at White House rally’
Donald Trump has been Twitter-free and silent ever since Twitter, his favorite platform, and others dumped him. On January 6, he watched the events he set into motion unfold. Those around him said that POTUS could not understand why that which was so entertaining for him was abhorrent for them.
The president invited White Supremacists and other hate groups, homegrown terrorists, really to a big event in Washington DC. The crowd size was estimated at somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 enraged people intent upon breaking into the Capitol Building, ransacking it, and dragging several lawmakers to the gallows set up outside.
People attending the rally saw the televised talking heads ginning them up. Donald Trump was the final act. He finished by sending them to take the Capitol, to overthrow the government. They had instructions to hang Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). These are first and second in line for the presidency.
One of those talking heads. was Louisiana state Representative Mo Brooks (R-LA).
Democratic New Jersey Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) told Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast he and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) introduced a resolution, a formal censure of Brooks.
The censure was linked to his onstage comment that he would be “taking names and kicking ass:”
‘I’m in no mood to move on. If you have members of Congress who incited a mob against their fellow members, we’re going to get to the bottom of that and we’re going to make sure that they feel the stigma they deserve.’
Malinowski said he and his fellow Democrats may go after other Republicans as well:
‘[The case against Brooks is a] very blatant, obvious case. We have the videotape. We know exactly what he said.’
Malinowski said that the Louisana politician might well end up with “his expulsion following a House Ethics Committee investigation.” The statesman would literally have to stand in the state’s well of the house and hear the reading of his condemnation by his House colleagues:
‘Censure in the case of someone like Brooks is very easy. It’s a scarlet letter.’
Brooks has stood in Trump’s deflected glory as a loud and loyal supporter. Where he got into trouble was for his remarks at the Save America Rally last week. That is the source of Malinowski’s censure resolution. He told the wild crowd that they were “patriots:”
‘[P]atriots [start] taking names and kicking ass, [Our forefathers] sacrificed their blood [and] sometimes their lives [for their country].
‘Are you willing to do the same? (Pause) Louder! Are you willing to do what it takes to fight for America? Louder! Will you fight for America?’
Trump’s personal attorney was getting into revving up the audience to act. He said it would be “trial by combat.” Some of the ragtag army came with weapons, zip-tie handcuffs, and other professional gear. They marched to the Capitol, overwhelmed the Capitol Police force, and breached the building.
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