Thursday, August 18, 2022

Insurrection…It is Going to Be ‘Yuge’

By on July 15, 2022

The ongoing congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol brought to the fore testimonies by several members of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration that point to a concerted insurrection. In a parade of damning statements, Trump orbit officials, from his lead campaign adviser to former White House staff and even its counsel, Pat Cipollone, rendered testimony that underscored the president’s intent to prevent Vice President Mike Pence from certifying the Electoral College votes in each state obtained by Joe Biden, an essential precursor to his eventual swearing in as the 46th president of the United States.

Faced with a chorus of opinions—both legal and official—Trump insisted on aggressively lobbying the vice president to renege on his constitutional duty to certify the Electoral College votes. Thus, Trump set the crowd of his most rabid and militant supporters aflame with incendiary rhetoric— many were members of the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and QAnon believers to storm the Legislature and stop the certification.

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