Now House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calls for uniting.
After enabling and joining with about 140 of his fellow Trumpists (including his number two Steve Scalise and all members of the Arizona “Republican” Delegation) in contesting the Electoral College votes on Biden won states with no factual evidence to substantiate their objections, the California Representative who walked past a CNN reporter when asked if Joe Biden is the President-Elect, said:
“The task ahead for the next Congress and incoming Biden Administration couldn’t be more momentous. But to deliver a better America for all, partisans of all stripes first must unite as Americans and show our country that a peaceful transition of power has occurred.”
Blow with the wind and backstabbing Senator Lindsey Graham had the gall to tweet this:
President Trump moved the country in the right direction last night with his statement. The radical liberal Democrats’ never-ending desire to keep the conflict going needs to be addressed by President-elect Biden.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2021
President-elect Biden has the power to do something about this for the good of the country if he chooses. I hope he will. It will take actions, not words, to bring the country together.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2021
Two spineless Trumpist enablers clearly evading their responsibilities in creating this national tragedy and putting the onus on the new Administration to put back together what they helped tear apart.
As Zach Beauchamp of Vox headlined: “Republicans Own This.”
Well, the first step towards uniting and healing the country would be to throw the Coup Plotters, Big Lie Spreaders, and Trump Zone enablers out.
People like Kevin McCarthy, Lindsey Graham, Steve Scalise, Mo Brooks, Louie Gohmert, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, and David Schweikert should follow the example of the West Virginia State Legislator, Derrick Evans, who was arrested for his participation in the attempted coup against Democracy and the Republic on January 6, 2021.
If they do not, a vote should be taken to either expel or censure them. Voters should shun and defeat them in their next elections if they decide to run for office again.
Steps should be taken in removing or refusing to seat members of State Legislatures that either took part or encouraged the Trumpist Insurrection with their vile spread of baseless accusations of a fraudulent election.
In Arizona, that would include people like Kelly Townsend (who should be kept out if she does not wear a mask,) Wendy Rogers, and Mark Finchem.
Adam Kwasman, Finchem’s Republican Predecessor tweeted:
Mark Finchem represents a seat I briefly held a decade ago. He’s represented it far-longer, and he is a friend. @MarkFinchem should be expelled from the AZ House immediately for participating in a violent riot against the United States. https://t.co/8X1BZRLEGL
— Adam Kwasman (@AdamKwasman) January 7, 2021
Arizona Legislative District 19 Representative Loreno Sierra tweeted that he planned to object to the presence of “traitors” when the State Legislature convenes on January 11, 2021.
In 5 days I willfully take an oath to protect & defend the US Constitution on behalf of the people of AZ LD19. I do so with pride. I hate that there will be traitors near me taking the same oath. I will raise objection to their presence. It’s time to call it what it is – treason.
— Rep. Lorenzo Sierra (@Sierra4AZ) January 6, 2021
The Executive Board of Legislative District 11 Democrats (Finchem’s district) has sent a leader to State Capitol leadership, calling for Finchem’s expulsion. Please read the contents below:
House Speaker R. Bowers
Majority Leader B. Toma
Majority Whip L. Biasiucci
Speaker Pro-Temp T. Grantham
Minority Leader R. Bolding
Asst. Minority Leader J. Longdon
Minority Whip D. DeGrazia
Pursuant to the U.S. Constitution:
Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment disqualifies an individual from serving as a state or federal official if that person has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the United States.
We, the Executive Board of the Legislative District 11 Democratic Party, formally request that LD11 Representative Mark Finchem be stripped of all AZ State House leadership and committee positions effective immediately. We further request that the House begin the process of expelling Rep. Finchem from his elected position.
Rep. Finchem was in attendance at the January 6th attempt to overthrow the government of the United States. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accurately described the violent attack on the Capital as an insurrection. During the deadly and destructive invasion, Rep. Finchem tweeted encouragement to the insurrectionists and justification for their actions. Incitement of insurrection is equal to direct participation in the act of insurrection.
This request is made in order to prevent Rep. Finchem from being able to pursue any actions that might precipitate and encourage another violent act against our nation. As Rep. Finchem’s Tweet implies he favors violent recourse to election results with which he disagrees. Therefore, he must be considered a clear and present danger. Ignoring his participation will amount to tacit approval of his actions.
Be aware that a formal recall of Rep. Finchem is underway. We believe that the AZ State House of Representatives must take immediate and unambiguous action in light of what must be considered Rep. Finchem’s participation in and incitement of sedition and insurrection against the United States of America. It is time to put our nation and democracy above party and political expediency.
The Executive Board of Legislative District 11 Democratic Party
Arizona voters should disown these individuals like Finchem at the ballot box in 2022 if they do not leave earlier.
People should also disown the media personalities and sites that funneled these false accounts of voter fraud and election rigging. Individuals like Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Maria Bartiromo need to be fired and never allowed to work in a reputable journalistic organization again.
The second step toward uniting and healing the country would be to hold everyone responsible for this assault on American Democracy accountable. The people that directly incited this insurrection (Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Rudy Giuliani) need to be charged with sedition, murder, and attempted murder.
Those Know Nothing-Science Denying-Coup Plotters who may have worked with fringe reactionary activists like Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gosar should be investigated, and if found responsible, arrested for any contributions they made to the domestic terrorist attack at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Trump encouraged these domestic terrorists to attack his own Vice President and the members of the Legislative Branch, made phone calls to Senators when the insurrectionists were storming Congress to make sure they would follow through on their election objections, and apparently delayed calling in the National Guard while people were dying.
Impeachment, invoking the 25th Amendment, and getting Trump to resign are all appropriate political remedies.
Sending Trump and his confederates who caused this attempted coup to jail is better.
Those are the first two steps to heal our country.
The American People need help.
They also need public servants that will faithfully serve them and follow the law.
Throw the Coup Plotters out, hold them accountable, and rebuild the country by combatting the Coronavirus and repairing the economy.
Those are the steps necessary to heal the country and move forward.