Last night I watched (via YouTube) the second televised hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives committee to investigate the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol in the seditious attempt, led by former “President” Pussygrabber, to ignore the will of the clear majority of the American voters and to keep Der Fuhrer Pussygrabber in power anyway.
(I wasn’t up for watching it when it originally aired in the morning yesterday; you can watch all of the hearings — live, as they happen, or later, at your convenience — via the committee’s YouTube channel here. If you missed the first hearing, I recommend that you watch it, too.)
The January 6 committee’s second hearing perhaps is even more devastating than was the first one last Thursday.
The second hearing confirms what I’d always figured happened behind the scenes: Those serving Pussygrabber who wanted a career after him and/or didn’t want to go to prison and/or just didn’t want to go down in history as having aided and abetted the fascist asshole who was the first “president” in U.S. history to refuse to concede after clearly having lost a presidential election all either quit or were fired over Pussygrabber’s manic insistence that they support his wholly unsubstantiated — or, as former U.S. Attorney General Bill Bar repeatedly called them in his testimony, “bullshit” — claims that he actually won the election, which was “stolen” from him.
It perhaps was most revealing that Pussygrabber’s own campaign manager, Bill Stepien, copiously testified that not only had he (along with others) told Pussygrabber not to declare victory when there were so many ballots still to be counted (most of them vote-by-mail ballots), but that an increasingly desperate and flailing Pussygrabber, whose deficient vote totals weren’t showing him beating Joe Biden as they came in, not only held fast to his premature, bullshit claim that he’d won the election, but held on to any and every bullshit claim of “election fraud” brought to his attention by virtually any crackpot or sycophant.
One by one, Pussygrabber’s team of those with any sense of self-respect and professionalism — Stepien calls them “Team Normal” — either resigned or were fired, as Pussygrabber replaced them with what I’ll call Team Abnormal: the drunk Rudy Guiliani, who, because of his drunken attempts to help Pussygrabber steal the election now cannot practice law; the bizarre, very apparently cray-cray, Cruella de Vil-like “lawyer” Sidney Powell (who wants to steal your votes for Joe Biden instead of your puppies), who has been sanctioned and fined for her frivolous (a.k.a. bullshit) legal filings on Pussygrabber’s behalf; and Lawyer Barbie, a.k.a. Jenna Ellis, whose level of integrity matches her level of intelligence.
The second hearing demonstrates that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Pussygrabber was told repeatedly by those around him that he had lost the 2020 presidential election and that he should allow a peaceful transition of power.
This most decidedly is not what he wanted to hear, however, so he simply found pieces of shit who were perfectly willing to tell him what he wanted to hear (that is, he found and created Team Abnormal).
Were it not for the January 6 committee and its power to subpoena the actors surrounding the eventual events of January 6, 2021, what we know now happened then behind the scenes might have been lost to U.S. history.
Now, it’s a permanent part of U.S. history.
It is a stain that cannot be whitewashed, however much the treasonous Repugnicans (for the most part, that’s redundant) try to delude themselves that it can be.
As committee vice chair Liz Cheney herself noted in yesterday’s hearing, while many of the small actors who took Pussygrabber’s call to seditious action seriously on January 6, 2021, are being prosecuted for their actions, their ringleader remains free.
This must change.
The U.S. Department of Justice cannot simply overlook the first “president” in U.S. history orchestrating the first attack on the U.S. Capitol since the War of 1812 in order to treasonously, seditiously try to keep himself in power against the clearly expressed will of the American people that he not remain in power, but that he be relegated to the dustbin of history, where he belongs.
If Pussygrabber is not criminally tried for his crimes, our democracy will be in grave peril.
And to not criminally try Pussygrabber out of any concerns that his mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging flying monkeys might act up again will only put control of the United States of America in the hands of the said fascist flying monkeys.