I am writing as one of your constituents to urge you to support strong and clear action in response to yesterday's coup attempt. Merely decrying violence and hoping that maybe the Cabinet will invoke the 25th Amendment is not sufficient. Trump is a psychopath, pathetic and unfit to serve, but he has also been *explicitly* encouraging treason even since before he was elected, and he did so yesterday, yet again. Yesterday's events were shocking, but not even remotely surprising. Lawmakers must send a clear message to the American people that Trump's actions are seditious and are incompatible with the oath that he (and all of you) swore to defend the protect the Constitution. He must be immediately impeached and removed from office.
And what is even more shocking than a violent coup attempt are the seditious actions of members of Congress who facilitated it. None of the "objections" had any Constitutional or legal merit, as had already been determined by the courts. The Representatives and Senators who have been profiting financially and politically by hitching themselves to the Trump Train, they too stand in gross violation of their oaths of office and must be expelled.
This is a key moment. Pearl-clutching is not going to cut it. Slaps on the wrist and demands for insincere apologies will continue to *enable* fascist ideologues at all levels. The nation needs its leaders to take clear and decisive action against traitors, saying, "This is not who we are." History has its eyes on you.