Like many Americans, I am aghast at the storming of the US Capitol today by a seditionist mob. Nearly speechless. But I am not surprised. This was inevitable given the constant deliberate encouragement from the President and his enablers in Congress. It was a desired outcome. And that treason cannot go unpunished if we ever expect to return to being a nation of laws. Despite there being just two weeks until he inauguration of President-elect Biden, you must immediately and without delay impeach and remove the President. I point you these words David Frum published minutes ago in The Atlantic, “Schedule an impeachment vote for this very night. Stay ’til dawn. Do whatever is necessary. Avert any potential for martial law. Deny Trump command of the military; withdraw the nuclear codes. Don’t wait until the next crossed red line, until the next smashed barrier, until the next putsch attempt. Install Mike Pence right away as the 46th president and work with him to manage the transition on January 20 to Joe Biden as the 47th. Bar Trump from ever again holding office—and get ready to prosecute him for his crimes on January 21.
“Act now. And everyone who acts now—even those who were most in the wrong until now—can share the credit and recognition as a protector of the Constitution. There is no time for delay.
“Remove this treasonous president.” Extraordinary times require extraordinary acts. Do not let this moment pass without seizing upon your responsibilities.