Lock Him Up

I have been watching the House Select Committee Hearings investigation on the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack, not all of it, but enough to get a good idea of what is going on.  I do agree that Trump knew that he lost the election, and that he acted like a spoiled sport by trying to unlawfully remain in office.  He made up the Big Lie that he was cheated and that there were fraudulent votes that caused his loss.  While I was watching the hearings yesterday, I heard a report that nearly 6 out of every 10 Americans think that Trump should be charged for the role that he played in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  There is no doubt in my mind that Trump is guilty as sin and that he should be prosecuted as a criminal for this insurrection.  People are still saying that his actions are alleged, but I have seen enough proof and I think that we need to charge him as a criminal for trying to overturn the results of the past election and for being the leader of this conspiracy.

Fandango made a comparison of Trump with the Roman emperor Nero and that is very accurate, as there was no end to Nero’s ambition.  Nero became power hungry because he was pushed by his aggressive mother, where Trump was always grasping for more.  Nero saw himself as an actor and he thought he was God’s gift to the stage and Trump thinks that he is better than anyone else, so he has to be stopped.  Nero and Trump are both unstable and a lot of stuff is coming out in these hearings to show what a crazy person Trump is.  Nero killed himself, but Trump will never admit that he ever did anything wrong.  The Republicans have made themselves “the party of Trump” and this is going to be a bitter pill for them to have to swallow if Trump is charged and ends up being incarcerated.  We have laws for a reason and people can’t take the law into their own hands, even if they are the President of the United States, so Trump must face the music.  The House Select Committee has stated that they are only involved in an investigation and that it is up to the Justice Department to hold Trump responsible for his crimes, as that is how the separation of powers has always worked.  If the Justice Department is paying any attention at all, they should pick up the ball and do the right thing.

Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question #170 which asks the following four questions, “Have you been watching, or at least following the news about, the Select Committee televised hearings?  Do you agree or disagree with my assessment of what has come out of the hearings thus far?  Do you think that Trump and others who took part in the attempt to overturn the election should be criminally charged and incarcerated?  Do you think that they will be criminally charged and incarcerated?”

17 thoughts on “Lock Him Up

  1. I followed the news of riots and attack on US capitol last year, and if Trump is indeed guilty as the committee and the people believe, then I guess he should be behind the bars. No one is above the law.

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  2. I haven’t followed this news at all, but honestly, to the last question indeed, I think nothing will happen. I can only hope that the Republicans won’t win the next presidential election.

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  3. “I have seen enough proof and I think that we need to charge him as a criminal for trying to overturn the results of the past election and for being the leader of this conspiracy.”

    Yes, there is no question, but let’s see if Merrick Garland is not the milquetoast he appears to be and will unleash the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges. I hope so, but I’m not holding my breath.

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