The wheels of Justice grind slowly (or something) as six months later:
CHICAGO (AP) — A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag is scheduled to become the first Jan. 6 rioter sentenced for a felony, in a hearing that will help set a benchmark for punishment in similar cases.
Prosecutors want Paul Allard Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent filing that he, “like each rioter, contributed to the collective threat to democracy” by forcing lawmakers to temporarily abandon their certification of Joe Biden’s election victory and to scramble for shelter from incoming mobs.
Hodgkins, wearing a Trump 2020 shirt and carrying a Trump flag took selfies in the chamber, on the dais with the horned-hat shaman dude. You know, like any peaceful tourist at a love-fest.
I’m really shocked that a coup attempt is only an 18-month sentence. I want Sen. Proud Boy Lite Josh Hawley to spend more time than that strapped into a theater chair condemned to watch Yakov Smirnov and the Branson Rockettes for the rest of his life.
Related (and also from the AP!):
WASHINGTON (AP) — A cocktail of propaganda, conspiracy theory and disinformation — of the kind intoxicating to the masses in the darkest turns of history — is fueling delusion over the agonies of Jan. 6.
Hate is “love.” Violence is “peace.” The pro-Donald Trump attackers are patriots.
Months after the then-president’s supporters stormed the Capitol that winter day, Trump and his acolytes are taking this revisionism to a new and dangerous place — one of martyrs and warlike heroes, and of revenge. It’s a place where cries of “blue lives matter” have transformed into shouts of “f— the blue.”
The fact inversion about the siege is the latest in Trump’s contorted oeuvre of the “big lie” compendium, the most specious of which is that the election was stolen from him, when it was not.
Read the whole thing, it’s pretty muscular writing. It’s not the Both Sides crap we’ve come to expect from our Failed Political Press ™ .