About Yesterday…

A Star Is Born
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D – V.I.)

Our pals over at Electoral-Vote have a really good summary of the day:

The narrative that the managers presented yesterday came in three distinct parts. The first, occupying close to four hours, was a detailed reconstruction of the events leading to Jan. 6, and Donald Trump’s central role therein. They argued that the former president’s efforts to win election illegitimately had four phases, each more desperate than the last:

  1. Pre-election chicanery, like screwing with the USPS
  2. The vast array of meritless lawsuits
  3. Arm-twisting in Georgia and Arizona, in an effort to get officials in those states to cook the books
  4. Urging the MAGA crowd to invade the Capitol on Jan. 6, and to stop the counting of the electoral voters

It’s a really good read, a pretty concise summary of the day.

Plaskett then proceeded to show some harrowing videos, many from Capitol security cameras that were heretofore unseen, and they showed how physically close Hair Füror’s minions got to our elected officials, quite literally on their heels. (I think she said 58 steps – and if you wear a Fitbit or other tracker, take 58 steps right now. Shocking, innit?)

Plaskett also provided the trial’s first new piece of evidence: the permit for the January 6 rally didn’t authorize a march to the Capitol until Hair Füror got involved in the planning.

Per The WaPo:

Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) described in chilling detail how the rioters set out to kill Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and how close they came to not only the first and second in line to the presidency, but also their family and staff. “They said that anyone they got their hands on, they would have killed, including Nancy Pelosi. And that, quote, ‘they would have killed Vice President Mike Pence if given the chance.’ They were talking about assassinating the vice president of the United States,” Plaskett said, citing an FBI affidavit.

She showed how the mob spread out through the Capitol searching for Pelosi, and that so grave was the threat to her life that she was taken to an off-site location away from the Capitol complex.

One of the vids showed Willard being redirected by a security person as he was actually running towards the crowd, who would probably have torn him limb-from-limb. It’s not clear to me that Willard had ever seen this security video before.

No wonder later January 6 he gave the look of Death at insurrectionist-enthusiast and Proud Boy Lite Josh Hawley:

Now most sentient people, upon seeing these frothy insurrectionists and hearing the plans rioters made after being encouraged by Prznint Stupid, would be moved to do something like convict the mother effer. Some might even be, you know,  visibly shaken.

Not the GQP.

They couldn’t even pretend to give a merde about what went down on January 6:

The WaPo, again, noted this too:

Almost every senatorial eye in the chamber was glued to the screens as lead House manager Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) played a 13-minute video depicting the events of January 6 to introduce the impeachment case against Trump—with a few notable exceptions. While the screen showed demonstrators marching on the Capitol, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) looked down at the pad of lined paper in his lap, where he had already begun doodling with a pencil. Behind him, Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) studied papers in his lap, taking only the tiniest glimpses at the screen to his right. A few seats over, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) also focused most of his attention on papers in front of him instead of on the images depicting the insurrection at the Capitol, and a few seats from him, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) did the same.

So there you have it! I don’t know if any of this will register with their constituents, but it should. These GOP Senators, who have spun gold out of hay bleating about Law & Order, support the troops, and the damn thin blue line flag showed their true colors. They are lawless hypocrites signed, sealed, and delivered for Hair Füror, who BTW, had not yet showed any signs of remorse.

The House managers aren’t just prosecutors in this trial, and senators aren’t just jurors. Everyone in that room was also a firsthand, material witness to Hair Füror’s insurrection. Even more bizarre, some of those self-same jurors are accomplices, and stand ready to discount their own proximity to being killed at his orders by his mob of orcs.

How can the GQP make it back to the Reality-based world from here? It cannot.

We’ve said it before, and yup, repeat after me: The Republican Party hates American democracy and would gladly burn it all down for a third-rate authoritarian as long as they got to give tax breaks to their paymasters and pound their hate on anyone not white, cisgendered male and christian.

Vote them all out.

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15 Responses to About Yesterday…

  1. spotthedog says:

    Wonder how many of those senators averting their eyes or completely tuning it all out would be in favor of mandatory pre-abortion ultrasound viewing?

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  2. sos says:

    I want Ms Plaskett on my team. You can have (Hee) Hawley AND Oouz Cruz.

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  3. Jimmy T says:

    They, the GQP, are crazy beyond redemption. The reality of their betrayal of America and the constitution is breath taking. No wonder that so many true conservatives a abandoning ship. Gnarls Barkley sang it best…

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  4. roket says:

    I’m hoping the reelection campaigns for all these assholes are eye-openers. There is already a treasure trove of oppo research.

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    • R White says:

      There is plenty of blackmail material for each and every one of those morally bankrupt republicans occupying space within the antiquated senate. However, the 74 million and then some all have the attention spans of cockmites and could care less about the morals of their elected officials. They are really just lusting for blood & carnage.

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  5. MDavis says:

    For what it’s worth, Romney publicly (and privately, apparently) thanked Officer Goodman for probably saving his life by sending him away from the lynch mob. He then thanked Goodman for also using himself as bait to lead that same mob away from those he was protecting. Mitt said that he hadn’t realized it was the same officer in both instances of bravery.
    There’s a person deserving of some sort of medal (just doing his job in extraordinary circumstances) not all those toadies and propagandists and effn’ golfers that LDN gave prizes to like they were gumball machine prizes.
    Here’s what I’ll do for Mitt for his relative decency compared to the corruption around him – I’ll use his name rather than some nickname. He is still far to insulated from real life as most of us in the U.S. have to live it, but I’ll give him that much.

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    • R White says:

      We as liberals can all congratulate Mittens on being one of the few good republicans during this time of discord amongst the political parties to have the courage to place country above party. But never forget that Mittens was once a vulture capitalist who trashed companies and was always making moves to better position himself. Don’t be surprised if he gets the backing of ‘never trumpers’ along with other establishment types in order to run for president yet again.

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  6. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Trump’s lawyers haven’t looked too sharp so far, but so what. They know that they’re likely not getting paid and they know that the fix is in. So why would they bother to put in any effort or preparation. When it is all over they will be the lawyers who successfully defended Trump in what should have been an open and shut case.

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  7. R White says:

    Who knew that Lady G would encourage others during a time of patriotic need like raphael cruz to go frolick in the cloakroom? Willing to bet a couple of quatloos those two assholes will fight each other viciously to see who gets to wear the hoop skirt and who has to wear the heavily waxed mustache. FFS, what a pathetic excuse the worthless & corrupt senate has become.

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  8. osirisopto says:

    It’s all going to happen again only this time the R’s will hire some people who know what they’re doing.

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