An open letter to the U.S. Congress

There Must Be Consequences!

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There must be consequences! I watched the events in Washington, D.C. yesterday with absolute horror. It is clear beyond the shadow of a doubt that the President of the United States incited an insurrection. An insurrection is defined as "a violent uprising against an authority or government." Further, 18 U.S.C. 1883 provides: "Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists or engages in any rebellion against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this Title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States." The law is clear. Donald Trump should be charged with inciting an insurrection, imprisoned and disqualified from holding any further federal office. What he did over the weeks leading up to yesterday, and his speech on the mall yesterday, were clearly designed to incite an angry mob to storm the Capitol, to riot, to rebel against the authority of the United States, and to undermine our Democracy. Sadly, he was successful. I implore you to act boldly and decisively. No one - particularly the President of the United States - should be allowed to do what he did without the most serious consequences.

First sent on January 7 by Robert

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