Here are the top stories at 2:00 P.M.
Leaders of Democratic Nations are deeply upset at the actions of Donald King David and his Treacherous Gruntflakes who led a insurrection against the Government of the United of America.
Chuck Schumer called for the President’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th. Amendment and remove the Mad King from office.
The head of the NAACP is pointing out the difference the way police are treating Donald’s Mobsters, and Black Lives Matters.
The top two pics are of Belle Burch and Friends invading the office of Eugene’s City Manager. SLEEPS had their trusted photographers taking pics. Belle forbid me to take her pic and demanded I remove my report on meeting with her. When I refused, her compatriot who got arrested with her, Alley Valkyrie, sent me her first threat.
Four months ago on a Black Panther group I posted my idea for creating an all black army and navy. I posted a video of Native American Chilean soldiers marching the Prussian march. I told members, you have to prepare – for the worse scenario. Because Washington D.C. is a special area, I suggest the Black Army of the Potomac be stationed here. I need help writing my James Bond novel ‘The Royal Janitor’ and once again ask Belle Burch to be my co-author. Our Peace Pact will be famous. We can go on speaking engagements.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that the scenes from the US Capitol were “utterly horrifying”.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said those who stormed the US legislature were “attackers and rioters” and that she felt “angry and also sad” after seeing pictures from the scene.
She told a meeting of German conservatives: “I regret very much that President Trump has still not admitted defeat, but has kept raising doubts about the elections.”
China meanwhile attempted to draw comparisons between the rioters who entered Congress to try and subvert the US election result and pro-democracy protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council last year.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying claimed events in Hong Kong were more “severe” than those in Washington but “not one demonstrator died”.
The comparisons between the two incidents has caused outrage among Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists and their supporters.
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Russia blamed the “archaic” US electoral system and the politicisation of the media for Wednesday’s unrest in Washington.
“The electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meet modern democratic standards, creating opportunities for numerous violations, and the American media have become an instrument of political struggle,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
Elsewhere in Europe, a chorus of leaders condemned the scenes in Washington as an attack on democracy.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said: “I have trust in the strength of US democracy. The new presidency of Joe Biden will overcome this tense stage, uniting the American people.”
In a video on Twitter, French President Emmanuel Macron said: “When, in one of the world’s oldest democracies, supporters of an outgoing president take up arms to challenge the legitimate results of an election, a universal idea – that of ‘one person, one vote’ – is undermined.
“What happened today in Washington DC is not American, definitely. We believe in the strength of our democracies. We believe in the strength of American democracy” he added.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the incident as “worrying” and said it was “an assault on democracy”.
Thursday called for President Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol the day before.
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer,” Schumer said in a statement.
“The quickest and most effective way — it can be done today — to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach the president,” he added. https://790413ce7204cd1f75fe29fbc196273f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Talk of invoking the 25th Amendment has spiked since Wednesday, when rioters overran the Capitol, breaching both the House and Senate chambers and suspending the counting of President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College win for hours. Congress reconvened on Wednesday night and formally finished tallying the win early Thursday morning.
“We people of color couldn’t have went to bed and dreamt about doing at the capitol what was done and what we witnessed this afternoon,” said Kenneth Huston, president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.
A video shows a group of Trump supporters surrounding an AP news crew and vandalizing their equipment.
One man, wearing an American flag around his neck, can be seen heaving camera equipment into the air and smashing it onto a pile of the seized equipment.
In another video, a crowd chants “CNN sucks!” as others smash equipment that was owned by the AP.
Schumer is the highest-ranking Democrat to throw his support behind removing Trump from office with roughly two weeks left in his administration. Democratic lawmakers, outside groups and even GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) have thrown their support behind the idea.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is holding a press conference on Thursday afternoon, has not weighed in on removing Trump through the 25th Amendment in the wake of Wednesday’s violence.
Pelosi previously backed legislation last year that would create a panel to gauge a president’s capacity to perform the job — and potentially remove the commander in chief from office.
Several House Democrats have backed either invoking the 25th Amendment or impeaching Trump in the wake of Wednesday’s riots.
Top members of Schumer’s leadership team have also backed removing Trump, while acknowledging that Senate Republicans might not support impeachment with less than two weeks to go.
“The most immediate way to ensure the President is prevented from causing further harm in coming days is to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. As history watches, I urge Vice President Pence and the President’s cabinet to put country before party and act,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the No. 3 Senate Democrat, said in a statement early Thursday morning.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Schumer’s No. 2, told reporters on Thursday that he thought Trump’s actions warranted impeachment.