How cynical and gratuitous are House and Senate Republicans in their call for unity?
Even as the Hallowed Halls of Congress was invaded, desecrated, and blood spilled therein, Republican right-wing Congressmen, including their leader Kevin McCarthy, call for unity but take no responsibility for their part in fomenting the insurrection.
Every Republican Senator and member of the US House knew without a single iota of doubt, that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the presidential elections of 2020.
Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, they engage in the default hypocrisy of (what-about-ism).
What about the so-called Antifa riots during last summer, they ask? They make no mention of the circumstances that brought people of all color to the streets in cities, towns, hamlets, the nation’s length and breadth, and across the globe.
More consequential, is the fact that it has been shown that many of the incidents of violence, including arson and mass destruction of property, were actually carried out by white right-wing terrorists, in the hope of igniting a civil war.
The idiocy of their (what-about-ism), misses a little nugget, neither (BLM)Black Lives Matter, which militates for equality, fairness, and an end to police violence, nor the boogeyman (ANTIF) Anti-Fascists, happens to be the President of the United States, who is sworn to uphold the Constitution.
The insurrectionist Republican caucus in the United States House of Representatives has some gall to talk about the George Floyd protests that engulfed the country after a cop murdered him in broad daylight, without denouncing police violence, or showing respect to the black community.
The House Insurrectionist caucus’s disrespectful stance cannot be ignored; it is now a full-fledged white supremacist caucus that threatens and intimidates other US House members.
How can there be healing when the people who created the problems we are facing are still in power, and have not been held accountable?
What gives the arsonists the right to demand the firefighters hurry to put out the blaze, even as they stand there with the gasoline and lighter?
How remarkably rich that these insurrection supporters now demand that Democrats abdicate their responsibility to the Constitution, and get together to sing kumbaya?
Look at what Trey Goudy and Jim Jordon did to Hillary Clinton in the Bengazi scandal they dredged up. Did they show magnanimity? No, they did not?
There was no reason for them to be magnanimous in the first place; Secretary Clinton had done nothing wrong.
Nevertheless, the Republican arsonists continued with years of hearings and demagoguery, which in the end turned up nothing either criminal or negligent.
The White supremacists caucus, now caught with its tail in the crack, wants Democrats who will soon control the two branches of the Legislature and the White House, to all of a sudden join hands with them and sign we shall overcome.
In the first instance, the absurdity of that is breathtaking; they haven’t taken responsibility for aiding and enabling Donald Trump in his efforts to overthrow the legislative branch of the US Government and make himself a dear-leader for life.
They have not conceded that their actions were criminal. They have not agreed that Trump did anything worthy of removal. Only ten members of their caucus voted with Democrats to impeach Trump a second time.
If Senate Republicans did their duty to their oaths, to the Constitution, when they had the opportunity to return sanity to the nation, the nation would not be in this mess today.
They abdicated their responsibility to the Constitution; the result is that the United States House of Representatives was attacked and blood spilled.
More consequential, is the suspicion that the invaders intended to spill the blood of the Republican’s own vice president Mike Pence, and other leaders of the nation.
One Republican insurrectionist argued on the House floor in defense of Donald Trump,” Lincoln did not seek retribution after the civil war.”
The reality is that Abraham Lincoln erred in not punishing the traitors who waged war on their own country. Let us stop with the nonsense hero-worshiping fallible men who made mistakes.
“Treason,” the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
The traitors who seceded from the Union and waged war on her should not have walked away after their defeat. A strong and unequivocal message should have been sent once the war was over, one that would have made it clear that if you betray your country, this will be the outcome.
Instead, Lincoln allowed them to walk away as if they had done nothing wrong. Because of those actions, they continued to believe in their cause to this day. They have erected monuments to their heroes, not just in southern states but all across the country and even at the nation’s capital.
The result of Lincoln’s failure to punish the traitors of April 12th, 1861 to May 13th, 1865, resulted in the White Supremacist battle-flag being paraded in the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.
That despicable flag is what it was all about.
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Mike Beckles writes for thinkers.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.