The Stupid Coup, part infinity
Shortly before pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Secret Service agents scrambled to try to secure a motorcade route so then-President Donald Trump could accompany his supporters as they marched on Congress to demand he stay in power, according to two people briefed on witnesses’ accounts to congressional investigators.
The agency had rebuffed Trump’s early entreaties, but the rushed effort on Jan. 6 to accommodate the president came as Secret Service personnel heard Trump urge his rally audience of nearly 30,000 people to march to the Capitol while suggesting he would join them. Their mission was clear, he said: pressure “weak” Republicans to refuse to accept the election results that made Joe Biden the next president.
“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol,” he told the crowd.
So… why didn’t he go?
Witnesses have told the House Jan. 6 committee that, immediately after Trump made that remark, Secret Service agents contacted D.C. police about blocking intersections, according to the people briefed on the testimony. Police officials declined, as they were stretched thin because they were monitoring numerous protests and later assisting with a growing mob at the Capitol, the people said. A senior law enforcement official told The Washington Post that the president’s detail leader scuttled the idea as untenable and unsafe.
Anyone still doubt that this was an insurrection planned by Hair Füror?
Tomorrow night —17 months after twice-impeached LOSER ex-Prznint Stupid tried to overturn the 2020 Goat Rodeo— the January 6 Committee will hold a prime-time hearing (the first of several) to reveal the findings of its year-long investigation into the events before, during, and after the coup attempt.
Axios reports that the panel has hired veteran news producer James Goldston to make the proceedings must-see TV.
Scissorhead MDavis alerts us to a prediction: